This is a beautiful piece of Chevron Amethyst which has been polished into a decorative heart.
Chevron Amethyst is also known by the names banded or dog-tooth Amethyst. It is characterized by a V shaped striped pattern of White Quartz and Amethyst.
Amethyst is one of the most well known and recognizable of crystals and has been used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians and was largely employed in antiquity for engraved gems and jewelry. The Greeks believed amethyst gems could prevent intoxication, while medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle in the belief that amethysts heal people and keep them cool-headed. Beads of amethyst were found in Anglo-Saxon graves in England.
The following information is courtesy of "The Pocket Book of Stones" which we also sell HERE
Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification. It can be an aid to curbing overindulgence and giving up bad habits. It can be used to assist one in quitting smoking, drinking or drug use.
It stimulates the crown chakra and is an aid to meditation, helping one to still one’s thoughts and move into higher states of consciousness. It can clear one’s energy field of negative influences and attachments, and can thereby facilitate the creation of an energetic “shield” a field of spiritual Light around the body that wards off the negativity in one’s environment.
Amethyst can bring the feeling that one is surrounded and protected by a “bubble of Light.” If one is ill, placing an Amethyst specimen in one’s room can help keep one’s healing space clear. Wearing Amethyst maintains the inner space of one’s body and energy field in a state of balance and well-being.
"This information is for research purposes only and should not be construed as medical recommendations for any disease or symptom. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult a licensed healthcare professional for treatment."