A+ Grade elongated faceted teardrop dangle earrings. Translucent Amethyst, these beauties measure 25 x 8mm. The silver ear wires and filigree accents have an added touch of rhodium to help prevent and prolong the tarnishing process. Amethyst, the most valued form of quartz, has long been called the "sobriety stone." In ancient Rome, crushed amethyst gem stone beads were added to wine cups to prevent drunkenness. Amethyst semi-precious gem stones can assist with healing alcoholism, compulsive behaviors, and addictions of all kinds.