Fish Amulet | Emory | Michael C. Carlos Museum
Amethyst Fish Amulet Pendant -- Circa 1938-1795 BCE -- Egypt, Dynasty 12 -- This intricately carved gem would have originally had golden fins & an inlaid eye, likely of garnet. These amulets would have been worn hanging down from a lock of hair and would have protected the wearer from drowning. Belonging to the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta.
Amethysts are recommended to those who deal with stress a lot, such as people with an excessive work ethic who are unable to enjoy relaxation. This quality is also believed useful when treating insomnia too. Amethysts also help those who are prone to depression and an overall melancholy feeling. Many also believe that amethysts are useful for those working to transcend chemical dependence. The stones may work as talismans to provide inner strength when battling dependency.