AiryCharm Wholesale Amethyst Beads
Amethyst is a high-quality form of quartz crystal, naturally found in clusters in a nodular stone. They are sometimes found in small cavities in rocks. The chemical name for amethyst is silicon dioxide. Amethyst obtains its color through a combination of manganese impurities and iron. Artificial heating treatments have been used on amethyst to produce popular gems known as citrine. In Bolivia, amethyst and citrine occur in the same crystal. The unique gems called ametrine are half purple and half yellow.
Dark amethysts are sometimes heated to enhance color. Amethyst was as expensive as ruby and emerald until the 19th century when Brazil’s large deposits were discovered. Amethyst measure 7 on the Mohs’ hardness scale. The largest amethyst geode measures 3 meters long, 1.8 meters wide, and 2.2 meters high and weighs 13 tons! It is displayed in Shandong Tianyu Museum of Natural History in China.
Amethyst is used as faceted stones and it’s covered in many different shapes. Amethyst gemstones are used in necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, brooches, and pendants. This highly praised stone is also shaped and used as other items such as hair accessories, key rings and watches. In history, amethyst was used in royal crown jewels because purple color was always considered to be very royal. Amethyst is also the traditional gem for the 4th, 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries.
Learn More About Amethyst Loose Beads
• Material: Amethyst
• Bead Dimensions (mm): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 mm
• Pieces: 1 bead per quantity
• Color: Violet
• Uses: Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, spacer beads
• Retail offers: Yes
Amethyst Bead Benefits and Healing Properties
The origin of the name amethyst and its healing properties come from a Greek legend telling a story of how Dionysus, god of wine and intoxication was angry from one mortal that he swore revenge on all mortals who did not get drunk and celebrate. In Hebrew, amethyst is Ahlamah and that means “a dream”. That’s why it was believed that amethyst helps you have nice dreams. Leonardo Da Vinci believed that amethyst helps with intelligence and sharpens the mind. He also thought it removes all bas, negative thoughts from your head.
Amethyst has come to be known to posses purifying healing powers. It acts as a healer at all levels of mind, body, and soul and is commonly associated with peace. It has a tremendous ability reducing negativity and anxiety. Beside its mental therapeutic benefits, amethyst is used as a remedy for many physical afflictions. When used as a medical solution, amethyst is used to treat toothaches, skeletal discomforts, and other bone and joint related injuries. Amethyst also cures stomach problems, blood disease, as well as heart and hearing disorders. Amethyst as crystal is used to heal nervous system problems like neuralgia.
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