bezel gem necklace in gold/08 amethyst long marquis
these semi-precious gemstones are hand selected for their brilliance and clarity. each is hand cut in a faceted pattern to create light reflection and show off the nature of the stone. each piece is then hand bezel set in gold and hung from our elegant Dione snake chain
- chain length: Dione gold plate 1mm snake chain
- gem dimensions: 14mm x 30mm long marquis cut
gemstone properties: Crystalline Quartz is the general stone which we call Amethyst. As Amethyst, it ranges in color from lilac to deep purple. The deeper colors are generally more valuable, and at one time were more valuable than diamonds. The actual crystal holds the properties for Citrine well. When heated by nature the crystal that is a portion Citrine and a portion amethyst is known as Ametrine. This is a natural and authentic nature made stone found only a few locations. There have been gem dealers known to artificially heat the Amethyst causing it to turn yellow in full or in part then selling the altered stone as Ametrine or Citrine. It is also possible to heat the stone to a lovely shade of green, which is called “green amethyst”. This practice is frowned upon, yet happens still.
Amethyst is mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Argentina, as well as in several African countries. Generally, larger sizes are to be found in South America although Africa is reputed to have the more sought after deeper color in smaller sizes. The darker Amethyst, more often in smaller sizes is also found in Australia.