Amethyst Crochet Earrings
Crocheted in a light to dark purple variegated cotton thread, these simple granny square earrings hang from sterling silver earwires. They are adorned each with a single dangle featuring a beautiful and ornate sterling silver 10 mm bead, a faceted 8 mm dark amethyst rondelle shaped bead and, a 4 mm sterling silver round bead.
The word “amethyst” comes from the Greek word “amethystos” which means to resist drunkenness. It was used as an amulet to ward off intoxication. People wear this gemstone to stimulate the third eye and enhance their wisdom, intuition, and meditation practice. It is associated with the zodiac sign of Aquarius and the birth month of February.
Amethyst is a form of quartz. Its chemical formula is SiO2. On the MOH’s scale of hardness it ranks at 7. It is found in Brazil, Uruguay, Canada, Russia, and in the United States in Arizona, North Carolina, and Georgia.