Two-Toned Natural Marquise-Shaped Amethyst Quartz Wire-Wrapped Pendant Necklace
One of my very favorites, this gorgeous violet and crystal quartz stone has a distinct shift from clear and beautiful crystal to rich and dark amethyst. (Did you know that amethyst is a violet variety of quartz?) A fabulous stone! The pics don't do it justice.
I designed the pendant with a minimum of wire to keep the focus on that gorgeous marquis-shaped stone! It is made from 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 cm) long/tall and 5/8 inch (1 1/2 cm) wide. The pendant's total height is almost 2 1/4 inches (5 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 amethyst that produces its general color, while the amount of iron creates its varying shades of purple.
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. 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.