This necklace and earring set is made of amethyst, which had been a prized gem for centuries. It is the birthstone for February and the gemstone for the 6th anniversary of marriage. The stone is included in royal collections worldwide, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels. Ancient civilizations prized the stone more than sapphires and rubies. Great finds in South America and elsewhere have made it more plentiful, decreasing its rarity, hence its price. Its beauty has not changed, however.
The closure of the necklace is a sterling silver toggle clasp, and the spacers are also sterling silver. The earrings are made of the same beads as the necklace, and have sterling silver wires.
The necklace measures approximately 19.5 inches in length. The earrings are approximately 2 inches in total length, including the ear wire.
This item is made by Carolyn George. Carolyn's complete collection is available at our Carrboro, North Carolina store. To see more of her items available online, click here.