Flourite Cross Silver Kilt Pin
- Flourite cross
- 8mm Amethyst brads
- 6mm Amethyst beads
- 4mm Swarovski bicone crystals
- Silver plate kilt pin
- Pin measures: 2.0” (L)
This kilt pin from our Bee Faithful series is a beautiful way to show your faith on your jacket, purse, hat or a baby’s bag or carrier. Amethyst is one of the most common and popular gemstone materials. This variety of quartz ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender. The origin of this gemstone, according to the ancient Greeks, was the nymph named Amethystos. She refused the attentions of Dionysus, the god of wine and intoxication. As he pursued her, she prayed for protection and to preserve her chastity. The virgin goddess Artemis answered her call for help, transforming the nymph into a white or clear stone. The story ends with Dionysus pouring his wine over the stone--either accidentally or deliberately--dyeing the crystal purple. Amethyst is the birthstone for February. Fluorite, also called fluorspar, comes in a variety of colors including shades of purple and lavender, clear and green banded as well as yellow, green, blue-green, white and rainbow. Its name comes from the Latin word "fleure" which means "to flux," which in turn means, "flowing out" or "continuous change." Deposits have been found in Germany, Argentina Brazil, Burma (Myanmar), England, France, Norway, China, Namibia, Austria, Switzerland, Peru, Mexico and the state of Illinois in the United States.
Since Flourite and amethyst are natural stones, each pin is unique and colors may vary.
To clean, use warm water and a mild soap. Wash the surface with a soft cloth and remove any soap residue. Do not use harsh chemicals because they present a high risk of damaging the surface. Since fluorite is a colored mineral, the use of sonic cleaners or steamers should be avoided. Fluorite can easily be scratched with a knife or other sharp objects, so fluorite jewelry should be stored separately from any other jewelry items that can easily scratch it.