108 Buddhist Amethyst Prayer Beads Mala
Hand Assembled in Nepal
Up until the 18th century, amethyst was included in the most cardinal or precious gemstones in the world. It is a quartz crystal that can be recognised by its distinct violet colour, and is often used in jewellery. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels out of it, believing that it would help prevent intoxication. In medieval times, European soldiers also wore amethyst amulets believing that it would protect them and keep them calm during war.
Amethyst is now available and produced mainly in North and South America.