These earrings are made with spectacular, high-quality amethyst. The stones hang from handmade components in my minimalist “Iris” design. The metal is sterling silver that has been oxidized and polished for a dark tone. These earrings are 1.25” in total length.
Amethyst is a variety of quartz. It is abundant and a much-loved stone, due to its vibrant purple color. It has long been a top choice of royalty, and was once believe to ward off drunkenness! The color of amethyst can be the result of heat treatment. Amethyst can also be heated to become prasiolite (green), citrine (yellow), or smokey quartz (gray/brown). Prasiolite is often incorrectly referred to as “green amethyst.” Amethyst is the birthstone for February.