Amethyst Pendant | Jewellery Sale
Polished amethyst gemstone mounted as a pendant in fine sterling silver. This rich purple coloured stone is one of the most widely used varieties of the mineral quartz, gemstones may be faceted or polished as cabochons. A highly translucent mineral whose colour can change quite dramatically when illuminated from behind, it exhibits a vitreous lustre which means that light interacts with the surface of the stone in a similar way to glass.
The purple colouration that's present in amethyst is the result of impurities of iron and manganese. It is however sensitive to light and will fade if exposed for long periods of time to natural sunlight. Amethyst is also sensitive to heat and much of the world's commercial grade citrine is produced by heating amethyst.
As our last photograph shows, the true colour of this gemstone is quite spectacular and it's a piece that certainly won't disappoint. The reason for this ladies pendant being included in our jewellery sale is because there is a minor indentation on one side of the stone. To see it you'll need to look very carefully and it certainly doesn't spoil what is otherwise a beautiful piece.
This light weight amethyst pendant comes in a protective gift pouch to help protect the stone and reduce the build-up of tarnish on the sterling silver when the pendant is not being worn.
Hand crafted gemstone jewellery at a totally unbeatable price.
Weight (grams) : 13.3
Size (cms) : 3.1 x 2.2 x 0.9