Large Bulbous Amethyst Pendant
Amethyst is a popular and well known variety of quartz whose colour is caused by impurities of iron. Shades of purple can vary from one stone to the next which is due primarily to the presence of manganese. Whilst some amethyst has a subtle violet colour other stones can boast a rich and unmistakable shade of purple.
This highly translucent gemstone has a large bulbous shape and is particularly fascinating because its purple colouration is not uniform throughout the stone. This is quite common and is caused because colour is often distributed unevenly within individual crystals. Hold this amethyst pendant up towards the light and you'll see wisps of purple suspended within colourless quartz and the transformation from clear to purple is really quite magical. Our lighting highlight its translucency but no enhancements were made to the colour or shade of the stone after the photo was taken.
This hand crafted amethyst pendant has been mounted in a fine sterling silver setting and as with all of the ladies pendants in our collection, it was crafted by one of the small team of artisans with whom we have been working for almost twenty years.
Amethyst quartz is the birthstone for the month of February so this could be the perfect birthday gift for someone who loves large and chunky gemstone jewellery.
The original full sized photo of this chunky amethyst gemstone pendant can be seen on our page on Flickr.
Weight (grams) : 34
Size (cms) : 3.9 x 3.3 x 1.7