Chunky bold amethyst statement necklace made with various shapes and colors of amethyst gemstones. There are 8 strands on this piece consisting of: 10mm tube beads, 25mm light cape amethyst oval beads, 10mm dark purple amethyst rounds, polished raw light and dark purple chips, and Tibetan silver spacer beads and bead caps for highlights. The length is about 18 1/2 inches and it is finished with large oval link bright silver chain and a silver plated large heart lobster clasp. You can wear it in a drape or give it a twist for a different dimension. Perfect for a wedding or any occasion.
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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.