Amethyst is a violet or purple variety of quartz crystal. The name comes from the Greek word amethystos.... A- (“not”) and methysko or metho (“intoxicate”). Ancient Greeks believed that this stone could protect one from drunkenness! They not only wore amethyst but carved drinking vessels from it as well!
Quartz Crystal gets its name from the Greek krystallos, meaning ice, as it was thought that Clear Quartz was actually ice formed by the Gods and the word Quartz is attributed to the German word of Slavic origin Quarz, meaning hard.
Quartz is piezoelectric: a crystal develops positive and negative charges on alternate prism edges when it is subjected to pressure or tension.
Pearl, a June birthstone, has long been a symbol of purity. The ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the hardened tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewelry was considered the ultimate status symbol. So precious were the spherical gems that in the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting the wearing of pearls only to the ruling classes.
After every wear, wipe your pearls with a soft cloth. This will help prevent any buildup of oils or other substances that may have come in contact with your jewelry throughout the day. Never clean pearls with a steam or ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. Both of these methods are likely to damage the outer layer of the pearl.
This listing includes one 2 or 3 stranded necklace per order*
Gemstone: Amethyst & Fresh Water Cultured Pearl
Color: Violetish Purple & Peach
Total carat weight: Approximately 310cts, Approximately 520cts
Stone Size (mm): 7x5-8x6mm
Length: 18-22 inches
SKU: 6143101, 6143102
Style: 2 Strand or 3 Strand Adjustable Sarafa Necklace
GOOD TO KNOW: Gemstones and pearls are sometimes treated to enhance their natural beauty. To learn more, ask us about treatment and care instructions.
PLEASE BE AWARE that due to the composition and natural properties of mined gemstones, the product image may show slight differences to the actual stone in color saturation, tone, hue or other gemstone characteristics such as phenomena, color banding and color matrix.
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