Handmade Bracelet ATLAS Violet
Handmade bracelet ATLAS Violet made with silver 925, Murano glass beads and semiprecious stones
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry.
The name comes from the Koine Greek Amethystos.
Amethyst was used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians and was largely employed in antiquity for intaglio engraved gems.
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.
Bacchus, the god of intoxication, of wine, and grapes was pursuing a maiden named Amethyste, who refused his affections. Amethyste prayed to the gods to remain chaste, a prayer which the chaste goddess Diana answered, transforming her into a white stone. Humbled by Amethyste’s desire to remain chaste, Bacchus poured wine over the stone as an offering, dyeing the crystals purple.
Cornelian is a brownish-red mineral commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. Similar to cornelian is sard, which is generally harder and darker (the difference is not rigidly defined, and the two names are often used interchangeably). Both carnelian and sard are varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide. The color can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration. It is most common in Brazil, India, Siberia and Germany.
Like lapis lazuli, carnelian was one of the earliest favored gems. All over the world, ancient peoples used both these stones for jewelry, seals, and talismans due to their beautiful colors and easy working. Interestingly, the blue lapis became commonly associated with spirituality and priests. The warmer reddish carnelian, in contrast, became associated with kings. Carnelian symbolism also touches on health and luck. Perhaps due to its blood-like color, healers often prescribed wearing it as a general invigorator for the blood. Some wore it for problems such as nosebleeds, skin diseases, and PMS. Others carried it to stimulate sexual impulses.
Turquoise is a variety of alumina phosphate easily recognizable by its blue and sometimes greenish colour. The main deposits are currently located in China, the United States, Mexico and Tibet.
Known in Europe at the time of the Crusades, its name would come from “Turkish stone”, because it is in Turkey that the Europeans found it (and this although the mineral was imported from Iran, where it is called “Firouzé”). She gave her name to the turquoise blue colour.
Symbolically, turquoise represents for Tibetan Buddhism the material and spiritual richness, when combined with red coral. For Muslims it represents spiritual power. This stone has the ability to be protective, it has been used by many cultures as an amulet for thousands of years.
In both Aztecs and Persians, the stone was a symbol of wealth and prestige.
In the United States the turquoise deposits were located in California, Nevada and also in Mexico, hence the tradition of Native American Ethnic jewellery.
In Hindu spirituality or in lithotherapy it is given many virtues
She is told sacred and healing powers, she soothes the torments of the spirit, calm and reassured, it is a stone with oracles that helps to spiritual communication, alleviate the evils, the Indians of America venerated this wonderful stone that was supposed to drive out the negative and transform it into positive.
Even today some ailments are cured by applying turquoises to the chakras in order to relieve the faith, kidneys and many organs.
Handmade bracelet ATLAS Violet is nickel free
Warranty: 2 years
Made in Italy