9CT GOLD AMETHYST & DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS
A pair of stunning Amethyst & Diamond stud earrings.
Now, these are some of my absolute favorites, the cushion cut of the Amethyst means the light can get in from every angle and bring so much depth and color into these violet treats for the eyes. As if that wasn't mesmerizing enough the diamonds seem to spring to life and create more sparkle.
This design is also available in Light Swiss Blue Topaz, Morganite, and in London Blue Topaz, set in White Gold. A matching pendant is also available.
Throughout history, Amethyst has been one of the most popular and mystical of all gemstones. Amethyst is the name given to purple Quartz and some believe that its name derives from the Greek word “Amethustos”, “A” meaning “not” and “methustos” meaning “to intoxicate”. In ancient times, wealthy lords who wanted to stay sober were said to have had drinking glasses or goblets made from Amethyst. While pouring wine for their guests they could serve themselves water, as the dark purple hue of the gem would disguise the colour of the drink so it looked like wine, thus allowing the lord appear to be partaking in a tipple.
Amethyst occurs in many shades, from a light, slightly lavender pinkish to a deep purple similar to that of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. It is the birthstone of February. It is also associated with the zodiac signs of Pisces, Aries, Aquarius and Sagittarius.
Don’t forget that Diamonds can scratch any other gems or metalwork.