Amethyst is actually a form of Quartz. The purple color comes from iron deposits within the crystal. Imagine, a highly valued gemstone that is so beautiful because of impurities. It is usually found in Africa, Australia, Russia, South America, Brazil, and Uruguay.
It is the birthstone for February.
|Amethyst and Crystal Earrings|
|Amethyst Rosary Bracelet|
|Anglican Rosary with Amethyst Beads and Bronze Russian Cross|
|Simple Amethyst Bracelet|
|Scottish Thistle Amethyst Rosary|
Purple is associated with the royal bloodline of Jesus from King David to Saint Joseph. The purple thistle, like the Scottish national flower, is associated with the passion of Christ. As you see in my Scottish thistle rosary, amethyst suits this piece perfectly.
I personally love using amethyst in my work. It's a beautiful, rich looking stone that is actually quite affordable. Not everyone loves purple, but it's definitely a statement-maker.