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The story of Amethyst jewelry is an ancient one. Coveted by the Ancient Greeks, its color and meaning are connected to grapes and Dionysus, the God of wine. Interestingly it was thought that 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 jewelry are now accessible to the gentry - and available online! Our Amethyst jewelry includes gems from the Brejinho Mine, in the Espinhaso Mountains, Bahia, Brazil. Gemstones that come from this mine vary from light to very deep hue. 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 jewelry, they display a stunning beauty and exceptional clarity. We are also proud to feature the rare and precious gems from Uruguay, which boast a gorgeous deep purple. All of these precious jewels are featured in our Amethyst jewelry online.
If you are just starting your Amethyst jewelry 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.
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, 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 jewelry 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 a leather cord is used.
Heart-shaped Amethyst jewelry 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 in the shape of a heart makes a lot of sense. The other reason is that they are simply beautiful! Hearts are lovely set in jewelry, especially as gifts. We all could use a little tender loving care towards ourselves and others. All you need is love!
Amethyst has both warm and cool colors in one stone, making it perfect for white sterling or gold chains and settings. It really is a personal choice. Our deep dark Uruguayan Amethysts look just as elegant in sterling silver with white support stones as it does when surrounded by a gold setting. Silver is 'cool' and gold is 'warm'. So, your skin tone and hair coloring can have a big impact on how a jewel looks.
Amethyst earrings are the perfect gift for your favorite earring wearer born in the month of February. That's right! This gem is the birthstone of the month and your birthday “kid” deserves a pair of stud, drop, or hoop Amethyst earrings from our shop. Favorite cuts for earrings in this stone are oval, round, square and heart shaped. Depending on the clarity of the gemstone they can be faceted or cut in a rounded smooth cabochon. Amethyst rates 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness making it a great gem for designers to work with.
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. In order to properly get your own noble feeling, enjoy an Amethyst ring.
Amethyst necklaces can range from round beaded 'mala' beads (think prayer beads with a simple cord that is knotted between each bead) to faceted gems set simply, such as the tennis necklace style, an elegant string of prong set gems, connected using same size stones, set in sterling silver or gold.
The tennis bracelet is traditionally known as the gold & 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 other precious metals and gemstones. An Amethyst bracelet in sterling silver is stunning in this style and perfectly complements Amethyst stud earrings. The white metal and purple stone combinations can include the simple charm bracelet and vintage art deco style bracelets or more contemporary styles, as well.