Ladies amethyst pendant featuring a fine grade cabochon mounted in a simple sterling silver setting. One characteristic that's particularly interesting in this stone is its purple colour which looks quite different depending on the angle at which you look at it. When the stone is held up towards the light it looks relatively clear with just a delicate splash of purple running through it yet when laying flat or when being worn, not only is the purple colouration more distinctive but it also seems to be evenly spread throughout the stone. It's worth noting that the photo does have a very slight reddish hue brought about by our studio lighting. The actual colour of this amethyst is a very distinctive purple. Either side of the wide section of purple colour (in our first photo) the quartz is relatively clear.
Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral quartz whose colour is caused by impurities of iron but the depth of colour and specific shade is determined by the presence of manganese. One of the best known of all gemstones, amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February and is widely used in alternative therapies such as crystal healing.
This ladies amethyst pendant has been crafted by hand by one of a small team of artisans with whom we have been working for almost twenty years. It makes a stylish accessory and one that we believe you'll love having as part of your collection.
Weight (grams) : 18
Size (cms) : 3.4 x 2.5 x 0.7