January birthstone gem. The natural Peridot chips fill a glass bottle that is 16.1mm in diameter. The top is a gold plated stainless steel cap with a loop bail and jump ring and the bottom is a matching gold plated steel pointed cap. The total length from the top of the bail to the bottom point is 2.33 inches long.
This pendant weighs close to an ounce, so it has some heft to it. Great gift for a man.
Amethyst turns into Citrine (golden color) when exposed to heat or light, so keep your amethyst pendant away from your windows to preserve the wonderful purple color.
The gemstone name Amethyst is derived from a Greek prefix, which is to negate something. The prefix is just the letter "A" and so putting the a before another word negates what follows. The rest of the name is from the Greek word methystos, which is about being intoxicated or drunk. So the name Amethyst essential means that to wear this stone will negate or prevent intoxication or drunkenness.
Amethyst stone benefits or Amethyst properties:
Cayce wrote about the metaphysical properties of amethyst. He wrote that deep purple amethyst calms the temper, enhances healing and fortifies one's energy when most needed. Also improves sleep.
Great for issues concerning pituitary, thyroid, thymus, and pancreas. Balances metabolism. Dissolves fatty tissue.
Also recommended for left/right brain hemisphere imbalances, i.e., epilepsy, dyslexia, coordination.
Enhances intuition. Activates heart and third eye chakras, but also helps with sleep. Hold just before retiring.
As implied above, one of the other amethyst healing properties is sobriety.