Continental ~ Amethyst Matrix Crystal Necklace
Cool amethyst cluster necklace. Soldered and oxidized with my signature technique, open on back. Silver plated chain. Choose your chain length.
The origin of this gemstone, according to the ancient Greeks, was the nymph named Amethystos. She refused the attentions of Dionysus, the god of wine and intoxication. As he pursued her, she prayed for protection and to preserve her chastity. The virgin goddess Artemis answered her call for help, transforming the nymph into a white or clear stone. The story ends with Dionysus pouring his wine over the stone--either accidentally or deliberately--dyeing the crystal purple.
With purple dye being the royal choice in the ancient Mediterranean, the amethyst quickly became associated with wealth and power. It traditionally adorned the robes and crowns of rich and powerful monarchs, being viewed as equal in value to ruby, emerald and sapphire. Amethyst still holds a place in the halls of power, being worn by church officials in the Church of Scotland, the Anglican/Episcopal hierarchies and the Roman Catholic church.
The British Crown Jewels include a number of pieces with amethyst, including the Royal Sceptre with the Cross, the Kent Demi-Parure and numerous brooches worn by Queen Elizabeth II and other female members of the family. Other royal families have amethyst-studded tiaras and parures in their own collections.
**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Lily In Flux does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.
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General Care Instructions
General Care Instructions
*In general, you can wear most all of these pieces every day. Casual water exposure is totally okay and shouldn't harm any piece. Just keep your jewelry away from salt water and chlorine pools/spas.
*If your silver pieces tarnish or fade, you can brighten them up with a silver polishing cloth or a super fine steel wool. (just don't wash the piece right after using steel wool as the particles from the steel can cause rust if wet)
*Fragility: Fossils, stones, crystals, are natural and made of all sorts of materials....so some can be more fragile than others, like some fossils or thin crystals. Just use common sense if you're like, rollerskating or jumping on a trampoline.
Pieces: Why does copper turn your skin green? Copper is considered
healing and has been used for so long in human history that people have
learned to live with green skin...which is kinda strange, right?
Actually, it’s totally normal and it is not harmful to your health.
reacts naturally with our salty skin, which can be created whenever we
sweat. Copper is an element found naturally in the earth. When it is
exposed to air, it darkens or tarnishes, forming what is commonly
referred to as copper “patina.” After prolonged contact with human skin
where it can interact with air, sweat and other chemicals, such as
soaps, lotions and makeup, copper can turn green or bluish-green, and
stain the skin in the process. The reaction varies according to an
individual’s body chemistry, both in how long it takes for the green
discoloration to form and in how pronounced the color becomes. Some
people experience no discoloration. The discoloration, incidentally, is
not harmful to one’s health, and is readily washed off with soap and
water. If not washed off, it is normally absorbed by the body overnight.
Every year, I scour the Tucson Gem Show for mineral and stone specimens. Each piece is unique and radiates the pulse of life in it's own way. Back in my home studio, I transform these natural treasures into wearable art.
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I will customize the chain length to your desire. Just let me know at checkout if you have any specific needs. You can purchase a separate chain extension in the listings.