Add grandeur and Victorian elegance and style to any fine jewelry collection with this exotic and dazzling pendant. This big bold and beautiful bauble presents a singular faceted oval amethyst with minimal fuss. The jubilant gemstone glistens and glows royal purple from within a hand-fabricated setting. Because of its wine-like color, early Greek legends associated amethyst with Bacchus, the god of wine.
Other legends reflected beliefs that amethyst kept its wearer clear-headed and quick-witted in battle and in business affairs. Because amethyst was associated with wine, it was believed that wearing amethyst prevented drunkeness. Fine amethysts have been set in religious jewelry and royal crown jewels for ages. It was once considered equal in value to ruby, emerald, and sapphire. Its no wonder that fine amethyst adorns the fingers of bishops as well as the coronation regalia of British royalty.Amethyst is the birthstone for February and one of the emblems of the twelve apostles. About Amethyst - History and Introduction. Amethyst is one of the most precious and valuable stones belonging to the quartz group of minerals, with exception to rare blue-green gem silica. It is recognized as the official birthstone for the month of February. Amethyst belongs to the macrocrystalline branch of quartz and owes its violet/purple color to iron and aluminum impurities.
Without such coloring agents, amethyst would simply be transparent, ordinary colorless quartz. Like other varieties of macrocrystalline quartz, amethyst has transparent to translucent clarity and a vitreous luster.
Cryptocrystalline varieties of quartz almost always occur with translucent to opaque clarity. The item "ESTATE ANTIQUE YELLOW 14K GOLD AMETHYST PENDANT VICTORIAN GEMSTONE" is in sale since Sunday, September 1, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.