February's Birthstone | The Mineral Amethyst
Rich purple coloured amethyst crystal crafted as a ladies pendant in fine sterling silver. Birthstone for the month of February, amethyst is one of the most popular and highly sought after varieties of the mineral quartz. Its tantalizing colour is caused by the presence of iron and manganese but if exposed to sunlight for long periods of time it will quickly fade.
Without the benefit of light behind an amethyst cabochon it can appear to be almost black but as more light is introduced through this translucent mineral the magnificence of its true colour quickly become apparent. Absolutely no adjustments were made to the colour of the gemstone after taking the photographs. Our first three photos were taken under studio lighting whilst in the third the pendant was simply held up towards a sunny window.
In the world of crystal healing amethyst is said to aid spirituality and contentment, clear the aura and bring stability, strength and infinite peace. It may be used during meditation for its calming and peaceful energies and with it comes serenity and composure.
The amethyst cabochons featured in our collection of ladies pendants come from India, South Africa and Australia. This crystal sits in a hand-crafted sterling silver setting and to minimise the build-up of tarnish we recommend it be polished occasionally with a blue coloured silver polishing cloth. Keeping the pendant covered when not being worn will also help to protect the silver as well as the gemstone and the stylish gift pouch that comes with this piece is perfect for that very purpose.
Weight (grams) : 9.3
Size (cms) : 2.7 x 2 x 0.7