Monday, November 23, 2009


"Don't happy!" Okay, so those were the first words that came to mind when I was thinking about how stressful the holiday season can be for some people. Corny? Yes, so I apologize. If you are stressing, help is on the way in the form of beautiful amethyst. Yes, I said amethyst -- as in the gemstone.

For those of you who know know that I believe that certain crystals absorb certain energies from the environment; and, because of that, can help with certain healing. Well, amethyst is known to instill a peaceful, calm state in the wearer. Sounds good. Amethyst is known to help boost the ability to relax the mind and the body. So, okay. Amethyst is also known to heighten awareness and balance the chakras in the body; which, in turn, results in gaining perspective and deeper levels of introspection. A little aerie-faerie -- but you're still reading and that's good because I'm still writing. Here's the kicker -- in days of old, it was thought that if you drank alcohol from a drinking vessel carved from amethyst, drunkenness would not occur. One would think that the stores would be full of amethyst drinking glasses this time of year, right?

For those of you still reading -- if nothing more, you've got to admit that amethyst, in all its forms, is a beautiful gemstone. At one time, only royalty was allowed to wear the color purple and amethyst has long been among the gemstones used in Crown jewels around the world. I love all forms of the gem and I particularly like to work with the unexpected. Here you see dogtooth amethyst in the bracelet and cape amethyst in the necklace. Isn't it nice to have choices in life?