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Amethyst & Aventurine

Drops of light purple Amethyst and pale green Aventurine for casting in pendants, rings and earrings. At Pretty Ogr this is the perfect cut for our 'Three-of-hearts' pendants, but what wouldn't they be suitable for?

 

Size: ca 14x10x5 mm (widest)

 

In stock:  3-5 of each gemstone

 

Price:  USD 6.70

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Amethyst is a violet purple variety of quartz. The name comes from the Greek expression 'a methustos' meaning "not drunk". Amethyst was considered to be a strong antidote for drunkenness, which is why wine goblet often was made out of amethyst.
In mythologi, it said that the Greek god of wine, Dionysus, was courting a maiden named Amethystos, but she rejected him. She prayed to the gods to remain chaste, and the goddess Artemis responded by turning her into a white stone. Humbled by Amethystos desire Dionysus poured wine over the stone as a offering, and the white crystals were stained purple.
In the Middle Ages soldiers weared amethysts in combat as it is believed to have a healing property and beads of amethyst were found in graves in England. The most common finding places for amethyst are Brazil, but it is also found in Uruguay and Madagascar. In Sweden, amethyst have been used as gemstones at least since the Viking times.

Amethyst stands for happiness, strength and health.

 

Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterised by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence. The most common colour of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or gray. Chrome-bearing fuchsite (a variety of muscovite mica) is the classic inclusion, and gives a silvery green or blue sheen. Oranges and browns are attributed to hematite or goethite.
Aventurine is found in various locations in Brazil, Chile, India, the former Soviet Union and Spain. The majority of the green and blue-green aventurines are derived from Mysore and Madras, India. The name aventurine derives from the Italian "a ventura" meaning "by chance". This is an allusion to the lucky discovery of aventurine glass or goldstone at some point in the 18th century. Although it was known first, goldstone is now a common imitation of aventurine and sunstone.

Like all quartzes, Aventurine promote your health. It stands for happiness, money and health.

 

 

 

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