Faceted 4x6mm lavender amethyst gemstones with Tiffany opal and sterling silver. Each bead was wire-wrapped by hand in sterling silver wire. The sterling silver ring at the center is 21x18mm. There is a sterling silver lobster clasp with a twisted ring. The necklace is 20 inches long. If you require a different length, please let us know and it can be altered to suit at no charge. There are no jump rings used that might come open.
Tiffany opal is a rock composed primarily of fluorite with smaller amounts of opal, calcite, dolomite, quartz, chalcedony, bertrandite and other materials. Other names used for Tiffany stone are "opalized fluorite," "ice cream stone," and "bertrandite."
Care and Cleaning: Clean the beads with a damp soft cloth. The sterling silver will tarnish and can be cleaned with any good silver cleaning product- but take care not to get the cleaning fluids on the beads.
Shipping, Returns & Exchanges: Your necklace will be placed in a heavy-duty plastic bag to help prevent tarnish, an organdy bag and a box, then will be securely packaged and shipped within 1-2 business days (usually the same day). Full refund of purchase price if not delighted with your purchase. Please notify me within 7 days of receipt.
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The origin of amethyst, according to the ancient Greeks, was the nymph named Amethystos. She refused the attentions of Dionysus, the god of wine and intoxication. As he pursued her, she prayed for protection and to preserve her chastity. The virgin goddess Artemis answered her call for help, transforming the nymph into a white or clear stone. The story ends with Dionysus pouring his wine over the stone--either accidentally or deliberately--dyeing the crystal purple.
With purple dye being the royal choice in the ancient Mediterranean, the amethyst quickly became associated with wealth and power. It traditionally adorned the robes and crowns of rich and powerful monarchs, being viewed as equal in value to ruby, emerald and sapphire. Amethyst still holds a place in the halls of power, being worn by church officials in the Church of Scotland, the Anglican/Episcopal hierarchies and the Roman Catholic church.
The British Crown Jewels include a number of pieces with amethyst, including the Royal Sceptre with the Cross, the Kent Demi-Parure and numerous brooches worn by Queen Elizabeth II and other female members of the family. Other royal families have amethyst-studded tiaras and parures in their own collections.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February.
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Please note that sterling silver, bronze and copper WILL tarnish over time if not cared for properly. To minimize tarnish, your purchase will be shipped in a heavy-duty plastic bag. Silver items can be gently cleaned with a silver polishing cloth. Both bronze and silver can be cleaned with a commercial cleaner, but be careful to not get the cleaner on the beads as it may stain them.