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Chevron Amethyst

This semi precious gemstone cabochons are called Chevron Amethyst for its lovely pattern of white Quartz and purple Amethyst. It is a natural crystal from South Africa.

Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and is a popular gemstone both faceted or in cabochon stones. The name "amethyst" comes from the Greek and means "not drunken." This was maybe due to a belief that Amethyst would ward off the effects of alcohol, but most likely the Greeks were referring to the almost wine-like color of some stones that they may have encountered. Its color is unparalleled, and even other, more expensive purple gemstone cabochons are often compared to its color and beauty. Although it must always be purple to be Amethyst, it can and does have a wide range of purple shades.

Amethyst can occur as long prismatic crystals that have a six sided pyramid at either end or can form as druzes that are crystalline crusts that only show the pointed terminations. Amethyst is the birth stone for February.

Metaphysical Properties: Amethyst cabochons are said to assist with healing alcoholism, compulsive behaviors, and addictions of all kinds. Amethyst brings energies of stability, peace, calm, balance, courage and inner strength.