Silver Amethyst Earrings - GCE3
Handmade Amethyst Jewellery
Amethyst the Gemstone
The name of this beautiful gemstone comes from the ancient Greek word "a-methystos", meaning 'not intoxicated' - referring to the belief that the gemstone would protect the owner from drunkeness. Amethyst is the most precious gemstone within the quartz group. It ranges from deep reddish purple to a blue lilac colour. Quartz varieties are commonly separated into two groups based on the size of the individual grains or crystals; macrocrystalline quartz in which individual crystals are distinguishable with the naked eye, and cryptocrystalline quartz in which the individual crystals are too small to be easily distinguishable under the light microscope. The amethyst is a macrocrystalline quartz. It is usually found in geodes of volcanic rocks. It has a hardness score of 7 on the Mohs Scale and a specific gravity of between 2.65 and 2.66. Because of this it is very good for designers to include with their amtheyst jewellry designs as it doesn't scratch or break easily.
Amethyst Drop Earrings
Made from ten inidvidual amethyst gemstone beads these silver amethyst earrings are not only beautiful, but handmade from start to finish. The headpins which the amethysts drop onto, are individually handmade from sterling silver wire and given a high polish shine.
Please note: due to the very nature of the amethyst gems used each earring cannot possibly be the same. They will have similarly sized amethyst gems graduating from smallest at the top to the largest at the bottom, but they may be significantly different shaped gemstones.
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