Chunky amethyst nugget statement necklace made with top drilled light amethyst nuggets in various sizes from 12 to 25mm. There are highly polished 30 nuggets that are framed with 25mm cape amethyst oval beads, one on each end. This bib style necklace is 18 inches in length and finished with shiny silver color large oval link chain and a silver plated lobster clasp. You can wear it shorter by clipping anywhere on the chain.
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Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. Amethyst occurs in primary hues from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple. Amethyst may exhibit one or both secondary hues, red and blue. The best varieties of Amethysts can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil and the far East. Crystalline quartz linked to the Greek god of wine, Dionysus, and ranging in color from wine-purple to pale lilac. It is the chosen stone of kings and popes, the birthstone of February, and the state gem of South Carolina. In healing folklore it heightens spiritual ideals and patience. Purifying energy, calms, excellent for meditation/strengthens intellect, intuition, brings clarity. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone and is the traditional birthstone for February.
Cape amethyst is a form of amethyst that is layered or striped with milky quartz. Cape amethyst is a translucent gemstone that ranges from light- to medium-purple and has white bands. Cape amethyst is a mesmerizing gemstone that occurs in swirls of white, lavender and purple. Cape amethyst lore suggests the gem helps to balance emotions and the spirit, as well as increase energy.