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The ancient Greeks believed amethyst would ward wearers from drunkenness, the Egyptians wore it to guard against guilt and fear and the Catholics sported it for spiritual wisdom. Whatever belief system you choose for channeling your new age hippieness, these raw amethyst earrings by LA-based Chaparral Studio are the perfect shade of purple for folks seeking a way to rock this year's official Pantone hue in a not-so-blindingly vibrant version of violet.
Available in sterling silver or 14k gold posts, that these made-to-order gems are sold individually, so double up if you want a pair. Now go forth in fearless sobriety, you flower child.
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