Amethyst is one of the most popular gemstone materials. This variety of quartz ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender depending on the presence of manganese and iron.

Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February and the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries. A variety of quartz recognized by it’s many shades of purple, from lilac to deep violet, the Amethyst is a gemstone with a long history.

Leonardo Da Vinci once wrote that amethyst holds the power to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken one’s intelligence. Healers have been using it to increase their psychic abilities and intuition for centuries. Cross-culturally, this popular gemstone was used as a symbol of peace and unification. It is also thought to evoke feelings of serenity and calmness in those who wear it.  Some naturopaths will use this gemstone to help treat insomnia and sugar imbalances, and to relieve headaches.

Fresh Picked Jewels offers a wide variety of gemstone jewelry, all handmade using hand-picked high quality beads! Our artisan jewelry is one-of-a-kind, but if you see something you like and would like a specific size or color, please feel free to send us an email! We are happy to create custom jewelry that reflects your unique style.

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