Amethyst is the most popular stone of the quartz family. His name in Greek means "without drunkenness" because the water that was poured into amethyst cups took on the color of the wine. Amethyst is also considered a traditional stone among bishops and other religious figures. It is said to contribute to the proper functioning of the nervous system and to prevent insomnia.
Despite its prevalence, amethyst has been one of the world’s most revered stones for many centuries. This stone is found in Brazil, Mexico, Africa, Canada and Europe. Their belief was that the amethyst crystal meaning was the same with luxury. As such, it was highlighted as part of their crowns, scepters and rings. Christian bishops once wore green amethyst stone jewelry in the form of a ring. Its color was meant to symbolize royalty and an allegiance to Christ. Members of the Catholic clergy wore amethyst stone in their crosses because for them amethyst meaning was one of holiness and celibacy. It is even thought that the breast plate of the high priest of Israel was adorned with an amethyst as its ninth stone. It’s said that there were ten stones upon which the names of the tribes of Israel were engraved, and amethyst is believed to have been one of such stones. Amethyst healing properties are as bountiful as the stone itself.
Blue Sapphire: Sapphires are made of corundum, also known as aluminum oxide. The heat used to make the stone comes from the ground and they are extracted from the ground. Natural stones are valued for their rarity and the fact that no two are alike, making each one unique. Natural sapphires have natural inclusions (flaws) in them, and present a distinctive color based on the region where they are produced from. Because of the mystery and romance associated with owning a natural stone, many choose a natural sapphire simply.
Better known in its blue color, Sapphire can take many colors. It is often associated with fidelity, and it is fashionable to offer an engagement ring, Lady Diana is not mistaken. Synthetic blue sapphire is also a symbol of purity, wisdom and immortality. It is the stone of the Balances.
Hydrothermal emerald stone is a synthetic stone (made by man through the hydrothermal process). Hydrothermal emerald stone has the same physical, chemical and optical properties. Only an expert eye or a laboratory can recognize that it is a synthetic stone.
Created laboratory sapphires:
Created laboratory sapphires are made using corundum just like natural stone is. However, they are created in a laboratory and grown under carefully controlled conditions and simulating the high pressure and heat of the earth to reproduce a natural sapphire. The heat used to create them comes from a machine and produced either by flame fusion or a molten flux method. Lab made sapphire do not scratch or chip more easily than natural stones, and are appreciated for their AAA pure quality rating.