These are high grade Rose de France Amethyst Tumble Stones.
Not quite so important for those of us who love our crystals and who are interested more in the metaphysical and/or colour healing properties of these stones, but within the jewellery trade, the term Rose de France causes many a raised eyebrow !
Whilst there are pink Amethysts available to jewellers and whilst there are also lilac Amethysts to work with, Rose de France occupies that very slim margin of colour between the two. It must have a pink hue but the main colour when you look at it straight on must be lilac or purple. Essentially, it must be dichroic (i.e. two coloured depending on how you look at it) which is very rare in Amethyst. And then the jeweller has to work with the stone to bring out these two colours !
Many of these pieces are very pale when looked at one way but have a slight pink/lilac tone when you move the stone around. It's not whoa! pink, whoa! lilac. It's a very subtle thing.
As Rose de France Amethyst is hardly ever tumbled, we think that these stones are a great find, and probably the closest to true Rose de France colour as you'll be able to get without buying a cut and faceted piece set in jewellery !
Size Large, approx. 25-29mm
Rose de France Amethyst Properties and Meaning
Crystal Healing Properties, Metaphysical and Gemstone Meaning
Amethyst is perhaps the most well known of all crystals and has strong healing and cleansing power making it an extremely important, almost all purpose, crystal. Amethyst is very helpful to us if we are having trouble in sleeping. It is extremely useful with migraines and headaches and can help with hearing disorders too. Amethyst strengthens the skeletal system and reinforces proper posture. It stimulates and regulates the endocrine glands and helps with disorders of the nervous system, digestive tract, heart, stomach, skin and teeth. Amethyst is also useful in treating the lungs and the respiratory tract.
Amethyst brings to us a sense of peace and contentment. It is a crystal with a calming effect. It reduces anger, rage, fear and impatience. It can promote inspired dreams and dispels nightmares. Amethyst helps to enhance our memory and stops us being anxious about things. Amethyst is useful for cleansing the aura and for absorbing any negativity. It is a very comforting crystal to have by us during periods of sadness, stress or bereavement.
Amethyst is one of the most spiritual crystals there is. It promotes a love of the divine and encourages spiritual wisdom. Amethyst also promotes our sense of spiritual awareness and contentment and, during meditation with Amethyst, we can be lifted into higher states of consciousness which allow our finer perceptions of things to become clearer. Amethyst also helps us to understand things at a deeper level when we meditate with it. Our psychic abilities are also enhanced with Amethyst.