Marquise cut amethyst in sterling silver ear posts
This a beautiful and unique pair of earrings! The gemstones are delicately cut into what is known as a "marquise" cut. Marquise cut gems are uncommon, probably because they are hard to set! This set is a gorgeous dark purple perfect for formal wear or a party.
Amethysts are a purple variety of quartz. The purple comes from trace amounts of iron in the crystal. (Citrine’s yellow color also comes from trace amounts of iron in quartz, the conditions in which the crystal formed are a little different!) Amethysts are found all over the world but some of the prettiest come from Brazil, Russia and parts of Africa. I have always loved the large geodes lined with amethyst crystals that are mined in Brazil.
Amethysts are the birthstone for February and the Zodiac stone for Pisces.
These amethysts are 8 by 4 mm and set in sterling silver. The gemstones are a perfect matched purple.
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