Amethyst Jewellery Box
This Jewellery box is made of white painted wood and the lid decoration has been hand applied by myself to replicate a slice of a geode. Real grade A Amethyst terminated points from Brazil have been used along with tumbled amethyst, together with artist resin and artist inks. Inside is lined with felt and inside the lid is a full width mirror. Every box is unique in terms of the lid decoration and therefore each lucky owner can be sure no one else has a box the same.
The external dimensions of this box are 19cm x 13cm x 10cm high
Amethyst is a quartz and was used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians. Medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets in the belief it offered protection in battle and the belief that Amethyst provided healing properties .
Until the 18th century Amethyst was included among the most valuable gemstones (diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald) however extensive deposits have since been found which has reduced its value and is now classed as a semi precious stone.
Amethyst crystals are still believed to help alleviate stress, helping to sooth the mind and emotions. It is used in meditation to help inspire an enhanced meditative state. Its high frequency purifies the aura of negative energy or attachments and creates a positive shield of light around the body.
Amethyst is a great talisman for artists and writers amplifying the creative elements, it is also classed as the most effective crystal for healing people, plants and animals.
Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February.