I have always loved purple (even when it was the colour of my school uniform) so of course I love amethyst, here is a little bit about February's birthstone.
Amethyst is a variety of quartz and until the 19th Century it was as expensive as ruby and emerald, large deposits were discovered in Bazil and now it is more plentiful and happily more affordable. Available in a range of colours from deep purple to more pastel hues it's a good choice for rings due to its durability and looks just as good in silver as it does in gold.
Above; A few of the amethysts currently availabe for commissons, if you'd like to see more get in touch to arrange a virtual consultation.
I also love mixing gold and silver in one piece and this works really well with amethyst rings (see photos below) Of course this has the benefit of being more affordable than an all gold ring which is great but that's not the main reason I mix metals in my work, I do it becaue I think it looks amazing!
Silver, gold and amethyst ring with a selection of other silver and gold rings.
Below; amethyst pieces from the archive
Amethsyt cabochon set in 18ct gold with a silver band.
Pear shaped amethyst pendant set in silver with three orb detail.
Rose cut amethsyt set in 18ct gold on a silver band.
You can see some of the ready to ship amethyst pieces below, and if you'd like to see some of my loose gems and chat about a commission get in touch to arrange a virtual consultation.
Gold drop pendant with amethyst.
Amethyst and silver ring.
Amethyst and silver Lily earrings.
Silver drop pendant with amethyst.
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Happy February and here's hoping we can meet in person soon,