This is a handmade gemstone necklace made of alternating amethyst, lapis, and carnelian beads separated by pewter castings. In the center is a large faceted amethyst nugget. This necklace measures almost 30.5 inches long. Amethyst is said to calm the mind, relieve anxiety, and increase psychic intuition. It is believed to be a powerful protective stone. Some believe it to be a healing stone that can help us overcome addictions and other self-destructive tendencies. Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February, and it is associated with the Zodiac signs of Aquarius, Pisces, and Sagittarius. It is a gift for the 4th, 6th, and 17th years of marriage. Amethyst is the official gemstone for the State of South Carolina.A stone of valor and strength, carnelian is believed to give the wearer courage and confidence. It keeps depression at bay, and it gives the wearer a sense of hope. Carnelian is believed to boost self-esteem and to aid in solving problems. It is even believed to increase physical energy. Carnelian is associated with the Zodiac signs of Aries, Scorpio, Leo, and Virgo. It is an alternate birthstone for the month of July. Lapis lazuli has been used in jewelry since ancient times. Seen as a symbol of friendship, truth, and courage, this beautiful stone is said to foster loyalty and honesty, attract friendship, strengthen relationships, relieve melancholy and fear, enhance creativity, and help us to accept ourselves where we are. Lapis is believed to clear a path for honest and truthful communication even when we have difficult emotions to convey. It is believed to clear our minds and allow us to see the right path to make wise decisions. It helps us to turn negative into positive, gives us courage and wisdom, and it protects us from negative emotions. Lapis is one of the birthstones for the months of September and December. It is associated with the Zodiac signs of Capricorn, Libra, and Sagittarius. It is given for the 7th and 9th years of marriage.