Lovely stylish drop earrings with Amethysts. Made by Alvaro Sanchez. The findings are silver and they have a "stirrup" fastening on the back making them very difficult to lose. Hand made on Salt Spring Island. Stone Size 4/8 inch.
Amethyst is the stone of contentment and is said to bestow stability, serenity and peace.
Amethyst belongs to the quartz family and its variation in colour is largely due to the traces of iron it contains. Amethyst was highly prized in antiquity for its calming effect and the name derived from the Greek amethustos or “non-inebriated”. It is often used as a meditation stone to help quieten the mind and as an aid to finding inner peace. Amethyst is also the birthstone for February.