Amethyst Jewellery online
The story of Amethyst jewellery is an ancient one. Coveted amongst others by the ancient Greeks. It's colour and meaning connected to grapes, and the God of wine himself - Baccus. Interestingly it was thought by wearing the stone one would maintain a clear head. It was once the most valued gem of all and worn only by royalty and spiritual leaders. Because of availability, Amethyst laden jewels are now accessible to the gentry-and available online! Our Amethyst jewellery includes gems from the Brejinho Mine, in the Espinhaso Mountains, Bahia, Brazil. The gemstones this mine produce vary from light to a very deep colour. As well we prize our Bolivian gems from the Anahi Mine, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Close to the Brazil-Bolivia border. When these gems are set in jewellery, they display a stunning beauty and exceptional clarity. We also are proud to feature the rare and precious gems from Uruguay, which boast a deep gorgeous purple.
If you are just starting your Amethyst Jewellery collection start with a bracelet. It's elegant, beautiful, and when made with the natural gemstone, will make you feel special. Amethyst looks wonderful set in a Tennis Bracelet or Charm bracelet style. Also, very popular, especially among the young set, are Mala bracelets with round beads, often with the silk chord hanging in a decorative tassel. Then there are the vintage influenced bracelets.
Amethyst necklaces and healing
Many are looking to alternate sources for healing, and gemstones are in the conversation for sure. Amethyst pendants, necklaces and beads have been used in spiritual and healing practices for centuries. New Agers believe the healing focuses on the crown chakra, dealing with depression, anxiety, insomnia and nightmares and so on. The stone has been said to be a meditative calming stone and is used in prayer across many spiritual practices. So, this gemstone necklace has more than one role in your Amethyst Jewellery collection.
Amethyst pendant shapes can vary. Pear-shaped, heart-shaped, oval, square, trillion-cut and more. If the stone is facet quality the setting in either silver or gold can include a pronged setting or bezel. With a cabochon cut, the settings of the necklace tend to be a bezel. Amethyst pendants can be hung on a Sterling Silver or a Gold chain but in some cases, a waxed cotton cord or leather cord is used. A great gift when someone requests a piece of Amethyst Jewellery.
Heart Shaped Amethyst Jewellery
Amethyst Heart-shaped Amethyst jewellery including pendants and earrings are popular for a few reasons. As we stated earlier Amethyst has been used for meditative and healing purposes, so combining a stone known for its healing and purification properties with the heart image makes a lot of sense. The other reason they are simply beautiful! Hearts are lovely set in jewellery, especially as gifts. We all could use a little tender loving care towards ourselves and others. All you need is love!
Amethyst Pendants- Sterling Silver or Gold
Amethyst has both warm and cool colours in one stone, making it perfect for Sterling Silver or Gold Chains and settings. It really is a personal choice. Our deep dark Uruguayan Amethyst looks just as elegant in sterling silver with white Sapphires as it does when surrounded by a gold setting. Silver is 'cool' and Gold is 'warm'. So, your skin tone and hair colouring can have a big impact on how a jewel looks.
Amethyst rates 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness making it a great gem for designers to work with. Amethyst earrings are the perfect gift for your favourite Aquarian earring wearer. That's right. Amethyst is the birthstone of the beautiful Aquarian babies, and yours deserves a pair of Amethyst studs, drop or hoop earrings.
Amethyst rings are simply royal. Remember the first wearers of the Amethyst rings exclusively were Kings; Queens, their heirs, the Popes et. al. So, if you want to feel a little bit more royal in your daily rounds, sport an Amethyst ring! Set in sterling or gold depending on your skin tone and or preference.
Amethyst necklaces can range from round beaded 'mala' beads (think prayer beads with a simple chord that is knotted between each bead) to faceted gems set simple, like; the tennis necklace style, an elegant string of prong set gems, connected using same size stones, set in Sterling Silver or Gold.
Amethyst bracelet-sterling silver
The tennis bracelet is traditionally known as the diamond bracelet Chris Evert made famous. But since then the style of same sized stones pronged settings linked together as a chain has spread to include many other in the gemstone world and Amethyst is beautifully included. Matching perfectly with Amethyst stud earrings. Quite gorgeous in Sterling or Gold. Then there are the simple charm bracelets and vintage art deco style bracelets which can including Purple, green or gold Amethyst.
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