Amethyst pendant dramatically reduced due to a minor imperfection on the surface of the cabochon. This ladies amethyst pendant features a rich purple coloured gemstone mounted in a hand crafted sterling silver setting. The stone is highly translucent so when held up towards the light the detail that becomes visible is quite fascinating.
The colour of amethyst which is the purple variety of the mineral quartz is caused by impurities of iron and manganese and it has been used as a gemstone for thousands of years. Some of the world's finest amethysts can be found in famous jewellery collections around the world and the British Crown Jewels includes an enormous stone mounted in the Royal Sceptre with the Cross.
As well as being one of the most popular of all gemstones, amethyst is also the birthstone for the month of February.
This amethyst pendant has been added to the Bargain Basement because there are some minor anomalies on the left side of the stone. Some of these are due to inclusions but there's also a very minor chip on the surface that's smaller than a pin head. This impressive amethyst pendant would suit someone who loves wearing coloured gemstones but who is not overly bothered about a minor imperfection. Available at an unbeatable price for a stone of this grade, it's sure to be a much loved piece of jewellery that will enjoy plenty of wear.
Weight (grams) : 15
Size (cms) : 3.2 x 2.2 x 0.9