Banded Amethyst Pendant
Banded amethyst ladies pendant that's large without being too chunky. Crafted for Stone Mania in a simple sterling silver setting.
This distinctive natural mineral is a lesser known variety of amethyst which is occasionally mistaken for Derbyshire Blue John. Although some banded amethyst can sometimes have a similar appearance to Blue John, the latter is a very rare variety of the mineral fluorite whilst amethyst is the purple variety of quartz.
Banded amethyst features distinctive patterns of white quartz which is opaque but the amethyst itself is translucent. With that said, banded amethyst does not exhibit the obvious translucency that's present in the single coloured variety but when it's held up towards a bright light, its appearance is quite fascinating.
Despite being slightly larger, this cabochon has been finely cut which means this pendant is slim and relatively light weight. The reason for it being added to our Bargain Basement is because there is a very minor imperfection relating to the lower section of the sterling silver setting but we're pretty sure it would not even have been noticed had we not mentioned it.
Everyone loves a bargain and providing you're not bothered about a minor imperfection, this ladies banded amethyst pendant is a great purchase. In the very unlikely event that you should not be delighted with it, it may be returned for a full refund (T&C's apply).
Weight (grams): 29.5
Size (cms): 5.3 x 3.5 x 0.7