Amethyst and Carved Onyx Skull Mala
108 bead mala style necklace with 8mm natural amethyst stones and wood beads. This peices is accented with a carved onyx skull and hangs approximately 33 inches in length.
All of my pieces are hand crafted using both new materials and up-cycled items from local sources as well as sources around the world.
The name amethyst comes from the ancient Greek ἀ a- ("not") and μέθυστος méthystos ("intoxicated"), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. Medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle in the belief that amethysts heal people and keep them cool-headed It is one of several forms of quartz.
Amethyst is a semiprecious stone and is the traditional birthstone for February.