Amethyst stalactite slice with 24k electroform on a 14k gold fill leverback ear wire. Amethyst stalactite slice is many million years old and only found in a few places around the world. The one on this necklace is sustainably sourced in Uruguay, which has the best quality of these beautiful stones. Amethyst is said to soothe and stimulate the mind and emotions. Associated with sobriety and purity, the word amethyst comes from the Greek word ametusthos meaning "not intoxicated". Amethyst is a protector against over indulgance and balance.