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Deep Purple Dogtooth Banded Amethyst Wire-Wrapped Stone Pendant Necklace

Deep Purple Dogtooth Banded Amethyst Wire-Wrapped Stone Pendant Necklace

A generously sized piece of natural Dogtooth Amethyst, also called Banded Amethyst, this stone has killer color and beautiful details. The purple is rich and dark and deep, with accents of banded "dog teeth" almost all the way around the stone. The bottom tip, or toe, of the rock is clear crystal quartz.


It's a stunning stone enhanced with a few incongruous swirls of 99.9% pure copper wire, bare and without any treatment or coatings.


**Because it's natural copper, you should definitely expect the wire to naturally oxidize and darken over time and for it to be darker when you receive the pendant, compared to the photographs in this listing.  


This unique stone measures approximately 1 1/4 inch (3 1/4 cm) long/tall and 3/4 inch (almost 2 cm) wide. The pendant's total height is a little over 2 1/2 inches (6 1/2 cm) tall.


Includes a silky-satin black cord in your choice of two lengths: 18 or 24 inches, each with a 2-inch extension chain. The metal clasp and chain portions of the cord are lead- and nickel-free. 


One of the most popular semi-precious gemstones, amethyst is highly valued by many people for many reasons, including the pure and simple love of the color purple in all its fabulous shades.


It's the presence of manganese in the stone that produces its general color, while the amount of iron creates its varying shades of purple.


Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. Dogtooth Amethyst, also known as Banded Amethyst, has a purple- and white-striped appearance due to its combination of violet and white quartz. The name derives from the naturally recurring chevron or “dog tooth” pattern of the stripes.


The name "amethyst" comes from the Greek word αμέθυστος "amethystos" from α- a-, "not" and μεθύσκω (Ancient Greek) methysko / μεθώ metho (Modern Greek), "intoxicate," a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness.


Ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.


Amethyst has long been associated with February, the month the ancient Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water god, and is the official birthstone of that month.

For the spiritually-minded, amethyst crystal properties help to relax the mind, body, and spirit. Amethyst is also a stone of spiritual protection and purification, helping to cleanse one’s energy field of negative influences and attachments.


Dogtooth amethyst is similarly believed to help soften resistance to change and dispel negativity.