Product Code: #GL10
14K Yellow Gold Chain Earrings
With faceted oval Amethyst and Chalcedony briolettes
Earrings hang approx 2 inches long
Gold stock is very limited, please call for availability
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. The hardness of the mineral is the same as quartz, thus it is suitable for use in jewelry
The name comes from the Koine Greek amethystos, “not” & methysko, "intoxicate", a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.
It is one of several forms of quartz. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone and is the traditional birthstone for February.
Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of very fine intergrowths of quartz and moganite. These are both silica minerals, but they differ in that quartz has a trigonal crystal structure, while moganite is monoclinic