In the royal hue of brilliant purple, amethyst has always been a gemstone most cherished. The name itself is derived from the Greek amethystos, which means “not intoxicated”. It was once believed that drinking from a goblet of amethyst would prevent you from becoming drunk.
The legend has it that Bacchus, the Greek god of wine, was angered by a mortal who insulted him. Swearing vengeance on the next mortal he encountered, he created two tigers lay in wait. A beautiful maiden named Amethyst came across his path, on her way to the temple of Diana. As the tigers rushed towards her, Diana turned her into a tower of quartz to save her. Ashamed of what he had done, Bacchus wept tears of wine over her statue – staining it purple and thus creating the first Amethyst stone.
• Sterling Silver French Hook Earwires
• Hammered Sterling Silver Teardrops
• Natural Amethyst Polished Chip Beads
• Earring Card
• Care Instructions
• Polishing Cloth
• Gemstone History Card
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