Hand-stamped, pierced and sawn copper made with traditional jewelry-making techniques and methods to more accurately resemble an antique relic by design. Reversible, both sides of this pendant are designed. The pendant hangs from a 20" long antique-finished sterling silver box chain with a lobster clasp.
The total pendant length including bail is about 3 1/2" long from the chain. Amethyst cabochon stone length on this piece is approximately 2" long, top to bottom.
Some say Amethyst has the power to bring clarity and peacefulness to both the waking and sleeping mind. It is believed to instill a serious and sober mind and guard against drunkenness. I am not an expert on any of this but I hope there is some truth to this.
I can tell you for sure that THIS Amethyst is from India, acquired when I used to work for a gem and stone dealer. Amethyst is crystalline quartz found in alluvial deposits or in geodes. Highest quality amethyst is cut into gems, the rest is often tumbled into beads or shaped into cabochons like this beauty here.