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Two Tone Genuine Amethyst Bangle Bracelet


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Two Tone Genuine Amethyst Bangle Bracelet

Amethyst is the name given to purple Quartz and some believe that its name derives from the Greek word ‘Amethustos’, ‘a’ meaning ‘not’ and ‘methustos’ meaning ‘to intoxicate’. In ancient times, wealthy lords who wanted to stay sober were said to have had drinking glasses or goblets made from Amethyst. While pouring wine for their guests they could serve themselves water, as the dark purple hue of the gem would disguise the color of the drink so it looked like wine, thus allowing the lord appear to be partaking in a tipple! Following the same theme, it was thought in ancient times if you wished to save a drunkard from delirium you could mix crushed Amethyst into a person’s drink.

Amethyst is mentioned in the Old Testament as one of the twelve stones representing the twelve tribes of Israel and was also one of the twelve gemstones adorning the breastplate of the high priest Aaron (Exodus 39). With its association with piety and celibacy, Amethyst has been set into rings and worn by Cardinals, Bishops and Priests of the Catholic Church since the Middle Ages. Over the years, along with its use by the Church, the gem has also been cherished by royalty and several pieces can be found in the British Crown Jewels. Amethyst was also known as a personal favorite of Catherine the Great.

 Weight: 22.35
Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Gem Weight: 4.57 CT
Length : 7.25 inches
Chain Width: 8 mm
Connector: Box Catch
Feature: Solid
Finish: Polish
Finish: Antique
Gemstone Type: Amethyst
Gemstone Size: 7 mm x 5 mm
Gemstone Quantity: 6
Gemstone Weight: 0.720 CT

 

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