Evoke the exotic with this gorgeous necklace of polished violet amethyst. Expertly handcrafted by talented AsiaEXP artisans in the Golden Triangle region of northern Thailand, this 17-inch necklace consists of asymmetrical nuggets of amethyst in tones from pale lilac to deep purple. It closes with a sturdy silver lobster clasp. Amethyst, or purple quartz, has been used by many cultures throughout history to make jewelry as well as other decorative and functional items. The stone has been associated with royalty in both Britain and Egypt, while in Tibet, it is considered to be sacred to Buddha. Leonardo da Vinci wrote that it was able to dispel evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence, while the ancient Greeks often carved wine goblets from amethyst, believing it to be a strong antidote to inebriation! Each AsiaEXP product is a unique creation from a far away culture. By shopping with us you not only receive a beautiful item of jewelry, you support a great cause. Your purchase helps to preserve ancient artisan traditions and provide a source of income for communities in need. The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in color and sizing. Subtle shade variations will occur from piece to piece, adding to the unique quality of individual items. Measurements are approximate.