• Amethyst and labradorite statement necklace


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    Stunning statement labradorite and amethyst necklace.

    This statement necklace incorporates the regal purple of amethyst rounds and the hidden magic of labradorite rounded off with the luster of 925 sterling silver plated chain and clasp.  Everyone will love this necklace but be intrigued by the blue shiller from the labradorite.

    Necklace length: 17 inches

    Birthstone: February

    A little bit of history, myth and legend

    The name amethyst  is derived from the Greek 'ametusthos' meaning 'not intoxicated'.  Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and can come in a range of shades from a deep purple to a pale lilac.  The element that creates this purple colour is manganese within the clear quartz, with the amount of iron included in the gemstone being responsible for the depth of colour. 

    In ancient times amethyst was thought to be the 'gem of fire' and was at points in history worth as much as diamond.  Amethyst has long been associated with royalty throughout the ages due to is purple colour and is the official birthstone for February.  It is thought to guard against drunkenness and helpful in curing addiction.  Many believe that if worn amethyst will make the wearer more gentle and amiable.

    Labradorite is a member of the feldspar family and is know for its play of colour across the gemstone known as labradorescence.  When first seen the stone is a grey-green colour which can turn to copper, blue, green, coppery red when the stone catches the light.  The most commonly seen colour is blue and called shiller.  Labradorite was first discovered in Labrador Canada in 1770 by Moravian missionaries who named it after the area it was found in.  There is great deal of myth and legend associated with labradorite the most commonly know being that the Inuit people claim that labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis.  It is also thought to awaken one's awareness of inner spirit and intuition.

    The crystal healing properties of this gemstone are only given as background to it and are not given as confirmed advice.  The lore and mythological background of the gemstone is given for information only and is not the opinion of Toria's Trinkets.

    If you are interested in anything in the Toria's Trinkets collection but would like something made personally for you please contact me and i would be happy to sit and talk to you about your thoughts and how i can create a unique piece for you to treasure.  I have a wide variety of gemstones that i use to create my pieces and if i don't have exactly what you are looking for in my stash i will be able to obtain it in order to create your piece of jewellery.

    Your piece will come in either an organza bag or boxed.

    All items from my collections are created with love, care and attention to detail and i hope that when you receive your item you love it as much as i do.  I use 100% genuine gemstones and high quality materials.  I love what i do and hope you do too.

    love and light x