Amethyst Shot Glass
Come, bring your amethyst and I'll pour you a drink, and in one gulp the purple of Clematis will start looking brighter.
Craft Type: Stone Carving
Amethyst, a violet variety of Quartz, was considered to be one of the most cardinal gems of the old world. Its name is derived from the ancient Greek word amethystos meaning not drunken. Interestingly, the ancient Greeks actually believed amethyst gems could prevent intoxication which is why wine goblets were specially carved from it. Later medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in the battlefield, due to a prevalent belief that this gem calms the nerves. Inspired by such riveting tales from the past, our artists from Jaipur create amaranthine barware that induces in us a feeling of sitting for a drink in a boisterous tavern in medieval Greece.
Made in: Rajasthan
Dimensions (cm): Length: 6.1, Height: 6.4, Breadth: 6.1
No. of pieces in a set: 2, Two Shot glass
- Amethyst being a semi-precious stone, is used by both traditional sculptors and jewellers.
- Traditionally carved by artists for Jaipur, this stone is considered to be very hard to work on.
- Moreover, amethyst has a high rate of cracking due to a Mohs hardness level of a low seven, which makes it even more complex for our artists to work on our collection.
- Yet each piece of amethyst in our collection has been painstakingly carved by hand.
- And in the end, craftsmen use the age-old hardstone carving technique of drilling to give each piece a smooth and fine finish.
- Please be careful while using the barware to prevent scratching.
- Clean your barware immediately after you use them.
- Soak a soft sponge in tepid water, apply mild detergent and gently rub your barware clean.
- Then wipe your barware dry with a clean cloth, this helps to retain its natural finish.
- Use a stainless steel/metal scrubber to clean.
- Use a dishwasher to rinse or wash these products.
- Subject the barware to heat or use it in a microwave.
- Get the barware steam cleaned.
- Use strong acidic or alkaline solutions to clean the barware.
- Subject the barware to abrupt temperature changes.