Handmade Amethyst Pendant strung on an 18" tarnish-free 14K gold-filled chain.
Inspired by Aten/Aton, the Sun God in traditional ancient Egyptian religion. Aten was the original sun god that the more popular sun god Ra was derived from. Aten was more of an aspect of Ra and is depicted as a solar disk terminating in human hands. Aten creates the son in the mother's womb, the seed in men, and has generated all life.
ORIGINS: Brazil, Uruguay, S. Korea, Russia, India, and Zambia.
PROPERTIES: Amethyst is said to offer protection, humility, spiritual wisdom, and stress relief.
HISTORY: Throughout history, the special virtue of Amethyst has been that of preventing drunkenness and overindulgence. Ancient Greeks and Romans routinely studded their goblets with Amethyst believing that wine drunk from an Amethyst cup would not lead to intoxication. They also believed that an Amethyst worn on the body, especially at the navel, had a sobering effect not only for inebriation but for over-zealousness in passion as well. Catholic bishops also wore Amethyst in a ring to protect them from mystical intoxication. Kissing the ring kept others from similar mystical intoxication and kept them grounded in spiritual thought.