Amethyst Fine Jewellery Sets
A regal stone worn by royalty throughout the ages, amethyst fine jewellery is sure to be treasured by whoever owns and wears it. This pretty stone in varying hues of purple is found in necklaces , earrings, bracelets, brooches and rings and looks beautiful set against precious metals including shades of gold and silver.
Amethyst was once considered one of the most precious stones and was also expensive. With its purple colour historically associated with royalty and wealth, it has been worn by monarchs around the world through the ages and also decorates the British Crown Jewels.
Amethyst is now more widely available, making it more affordable for people to buy. Amethyst jewellery would make a perfect romantic gift at Christmas or on a birthday, an anniversary, Valentine's Day or Mother's Day. As the birthstone of the month of February amethyst jewellery would make an ideal present for someone with a birthday, or to mark the birth of a baby, in this month.
Amethysts come in a variety of shades, from vivid purple to mauve, violet and lilac. They can have flashes of red and blue. A pale lilac shade is known as Rose de France. Deep Russians are dark purple with hints of blue and red and are rare and expensive. Stunning and feminine Rose de France matching earrings and necklace set in sterling silver make a perfect statement accessory.
Amethysts looking striking when paired with sparkling diamonds and this combination can be found in a variety of sets. Choose an elegant matching amethyst and diamond twist earrings and pendant necklace with yellow gold chain, or a sterling silver amethyst and diamond cluster necklace set. Amethyst and diamonds also make a striking engagement ring - a bride to be is sure to be delighted with a 9ct gold band filled with amethysts and diamonds.
For the lover of vintage jewellery you can find matching Art Deco amethyst stud earrings and a ring, set with a rectangular stone. Equally attractive is a vintage yellow gold amethyst and diamond pendant necklace. For something a bit different try a Celtic-style sterling silver matching bracelet and necklace set with oval amethyst stones, or a pretty floral design 9ct gold necklace and earrings set with amethyst clusters.
Amethyst is easy to look after and can be cleaned with warm water and a mild soap using a soft cloth. As it is a quartz stone amethyst is hard and durable, and resistant to wear and tear.