Green amethyst is amethyst where the amethyst mineral has a higher than normal iron content within the stone. This iron content causes some of the stones to be green when found, although this is rare. More often, the natural amethyst is heat treated to produce the green color. Only certain amethyst stones from mines with a higher iron mineral content in the amethyst will produce the green color change.
A favorite material of ancient cultures, amethyst has endured the ages as one of man's most prized possessions. Amethyst is found worldwide and has the distinction of being the birthstone for February and the official gemstone of the province of Ontario. Most green amethyst comes from Brazil.
In the Middle Ages it was believed that amethyst would protect one from drunkenness and protect crops from evil spirits, blight and locusts. Some believe that amethyst has calming and protective qualities and that wearing amethyst will increase inspiration and intuition. It is a good stone for meditation.
- Set in sterling silver
- Gemstone in setting: 20 mm x 14 mm x 4 mm
- Bail length: 10 mm
- Features a genuine gemstone with a faceted finish
- This item includes an information card about the gemstone
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item
This pendant requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as lotions or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the stone itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.
*Sterling silver chain is not included. It is available for purchase here.