9CT GOLD OVAL AMETHYST & DIAMOND STUDS
9ct Gold Amethyst & Diamond stud earrings. A vibrant amethyst is topped with a tiny but very real Diamond accent. Very elegant and classic. I love how they almost look like tiny turtles!
Earrings measure 6mm x 4mm
Comes in a fully recycled Christine Alexander gift box.
Please note all sizes and measurements are approximate.
This design is also available with Blue Topaz, London Blue Topaz, in Rose Gold with Morganite, and in White Gold with Aquamarine.
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 to appear to be partaking in a tipple.
The important thing to remember with storage is to keep jewellery away from strong light, which can fade many gems. Amethyst, Ametrine, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Beryl, Citrine, Kunzite, Rose Quartz and Smokey Quartz are all particularly at risk of fading in strong sunlight.