The modern abstract design of this brightly polished Sterling silver pendant features a large AAA Amethyst flower. An Amethyst point forms part of the bail attached to an 18" silver chain.
Amethyst is the purple form of quartz and is plentiful in Canada, particularly from Thunder Bay, Ontario. The most highly coloured saturated Amethyst comes from Brazil. It is considered by some to have a calming and mood stabilizing influence. Spiritually it is thought to enhance intuition and psychic abilities.
The Amethyst flower is actually a cross-section slice of an Amethyst stalactite found in caves in Brazil, which are now protected. Since new Amethyst flowers are no longer available, I find them in old lapidary collections. This is a particularly good quality crystal because of its even shape and distinctive dark centre which has a green border ring and interestingly marked middle.