Amethyst is a popular and very well known variety of quartz whose colour is caused by impurities of iron. Shades of colour can vary from one piece 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 bulbous and wonderfully tactile gemstone is particularly fascinating because its colour is not uniform throughout the stone. This isn't particularly unusual in amethyst and is caused because colour is often distributed unevenly within individual crystals. Hold this amethyst up towards the light and you'll see wisps of purple suspended within the quartz as well as a very subtle transformation in colour.
This hand crafted amethyst pendant has been mounted in a fine sterling silver setting and as with all the ladies pendants in our collection, it was crafted by one of the small team of artisans with whom we have worked for many years.
Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February so this could be the perfect birthday gift for a lady who loves chunky gemstone jewellery.
Weight (grams): 34
Size (cms): 3.9 x 3.3 x 1.7