EXPERIENCE HISTORY: AMETHYST – A GEM OF TRANQUILITY AND VIGOR
Welcome to the world of BasmalaBeads, where we are not just artisans; we are the guardians of tradition and spiritual guides. Today, we invite you to explore the enchanting realm of Amethyst – a gem that radiates both vitality and serenity, embodying the very essence of our brand.
AMETHYST: A MYSTICAL LAVENDER GEM
Amethyst, a transparent quartz, graces us with its pale pastel lilac and deep purple hues, captivating our senses. This magical color is the result of trace amounts of manganese and iron, capturing the essence of meditative calm and regal strength.
THE NAME AMETHYST: A GUARDIAN AGAINST EXCESS
In ancient Greece, Amethyst was hailed as a protector against drunkenness, insanity, and passionate excess. The name itself reflects its power – "A" meaning "not," and "methysko" meaning "intoxicate." It was so highly regarded that the Greeks even carved drinking vessels from it, believing it would shield them from intoxication.
Amethyst knows no boundaries. It is sourced from diverse corners of the world, including Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, Zambia, the United States, Spain, Argentina, Russia, and many more. Its international presence mirrors its universal appeal.
AMETHYST: A GIFT TO THE MIND
Leonardo da Vinci once proclaimed that Amethyst not only clears the mind of evil thoughts but also quickens intelligence. Just as our brand values clarity and spiritual awakening, Amethyst is believed to stabilize the mind, sharpen wits, and promote peaceful dreams.
A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY
The legacy of Amethyst traces back to ancient times. Pliny the Elder mentioned its ability to prevent inebriety, even sharing a ritual involving inscribing the names of the sun and moon on the stone for protection against spells. Ancient Egyptians carved it into amulets, Romans fashioned seals, and Chinese artisans created vials and snuff bottles. Symbolizing royalty, it adorned English royal emblems and crown jewels, leaving an indelible mark on history.
AMETHYST: A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION
Amethyst's somber, smoky tones have inspired poets and writers, including John Keats, Emily Dickinson, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, and more. Its mystical allure has sparked creativity and poetic expression across centuries.
AMETHYST IN THE ISLAMIC TRADITION
In the medieval Arab world, Amethyst was not only cherished but also relatively affordable. It was owned by many and held significance in various aspects of life. It was worn for its perceived healing properties, particularly for stomach ailments. As we honor tradition, we acknowledge Amethyst's role in shaping cultural practices.
AMETHYST: A MODERN MARVEL
Even today, Amethyst continues to mesmerize. Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features 1,096 columns embedded with Amethyst and jasper, showcasing its enduring allure.
EMBRACE THE AMETHYST COLLECTION
Are you inspired to explore the world of Amethyst with us? Discover our exquisite collection of Amethyst Misbahs and experience the mystical allure that this gemstone embodies.