Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sterling Silver Celtic Cross With Amethyst Center Pendant 18

Sterling Silver Celtic Cross With Amethyst Center Pendant 18


* Crosses represent the bridge or the passage between heaven and earth. The circle in the ringed cross signifies infinity and eternal spiritual love.
* Gemstones may have been treated to improve their appearance or durability and may require special care.
* Clean with a soft damp cloth.
* The natural properties and composition of mined gemstones define the unique beauty of each piece. The image may show slight differences to the actual stone in color and texture
* Made in Thailand



A glittering round of amethyst marks the center of this sterling silver Celtic cross. The ornate cross has an intriguing design, including an openwork lattice pattern on the flared arms and is wrapped with sleek sterling silver metal hooped shape. It comes with an 18-inch sterling silver rolo link chain.


FEBRUARY BIRTHSTONE: AMETHYSTBecause of its regal purple hue, amethyst has long been a favorite of kings, queens, and other nobles. While it signifies wealth and strength, amethyst is also a symbol of soberness, tranquility, and wisdom.HISTORY OF BIRTHSTONES

Chances are you can name your birthstone, but have you ever wondered how certain stones came to be associated with particular months? Most gem scholars trace the tradition to the Old Testament story of Aaron, whose breastplate was decorated with twelve precious stones, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel. Over time, these stones were linked with certain powers and tied to particular astrological signs, and later to calendar months.There are many variations of birthstone lists, including Mystical birthstones, which originate from Tibet and date back over a thousand years, and Ayurvedic birthstones, associated with ancient Indian medicine and beliefs. Birthstones have also been tied to ancient Pagan religions, and even to the collective wisdom of the legendary lost city of Atlantis.The Modern birthstone list, perhaps the most universally known, was released by the American National Association of Jewelers and officially adopted in 1912. Whether you embrace birthstone lore, or look upon it with a skeptical eye, there is an undeniable appeal to collecting a beautiful gemstone that is reputed to hold special power, meaning, and good fortune just for you.