This amethyst necklace features a genuine earth mined amethyst with a vivid purple coloration. The necklace and pendant are made of solid sterling silver. This item is brand new. methysts are not just pretty rocks. They have a long history of helping people in a number of ways. These purple quartz gems are worn to protect people, quiet the mind and help control addictions. Amethyst meaning nicely sums up the benefits of amethyst. Whether it is worn in jewelry or carved into a statuette, it can improve the amethyst owner's health and overall well-being.