Tiny Amethyst Drops

Tiny Amethyst Drops

20.00

Small natural amethyst stones are paired with a silver bead in these small stud earrings.

Amethyst, the birthstone of February and most commonly found in beautiful shades of purple, is a member of the quartz family. Quartz is the most abundant mineral found in the Earth’s crust, next to Feldspar (a group of minerals containing soda, potassium and lime). Quartz can come in a variety of colors, due to the presence of impurities. The word impurities implies something negative, but when you look at the colors produced it is obvious this is a good thing. Pure quartz, often called rock crystal or clear quartz, is colorless and transparent. Some of the colored varieties of quartz include citrine, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, and milky quartz.

The beautiful purple hues of amethyst are produced when there is iron present when the quartz is formed. Often, amethyst is heat-treated to produce a richer purple color, and the color can fade somewhat when over-exposed to light. So, care should be taken when wearing your favorite amethyst pieces while sunbathing! Amethyst is found all over the world, but the largest deposits are found in Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Russia, France, Namibia and Morocco.

Amethyst has been used for jewelry and ornamentation for thousands of years. Widely considered to protect the wearer from intoxication, the Ancient Greeks decorated their drinking vessels with amethyst to protect from intoxication. This stone has been believed to have powers ranging from protection in battle to protection from seduction and many things in between, and it is often used during meditation practice. Often considered a stone of friendship and purity, it’s a perfect stone to symbolize February, the month containing Valentine’s Day.

The sterling silver posts are handmade.

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