Fabrication Type: Handcrafted
Material: Sterling Silver
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. The hardness of amethyst is the same as quartz, 7. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. Amethyst is the power stone of the Crown Chakra and is thought to transform negative energy into positive energy, open intuition, clear and liberate; help with grief and sadness and bring inner peace; awaken and stimulate awareness.
Aquamarine is a type of blue beryl. Beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminum cyclosilicate. In the United States, aquamarines can be found at the summit of Mt. Antero in the Sawatch Range in central Colorado. Aquamarines are between 7.5 and 8 on the Mohs hardness scale. Aquamarines are thought to bestow perseverance and discipline, and assist with foresight; clear up confusion, help to bring unfinished business to a conclusion.
Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. All species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms, but differ in chemical composition. Garnets are rated between 6.5 and 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Garnets are thought to open the heart's expressions of love, passion and sensuality.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Slight variations in color, size and bead shape exist.
This item is handcrafted by an individual with a developmental disability that has a meaningful employment opportunity as a result of your purchase.