Amethsyt Necklace, Short beaded Antique Bronze Plated Amethyst Necklace with hanging Amethyst gemstone and lovely leaf clasp at the back
I designed this piece imagining that it will work with relatively formal clothes but now it's made I can see that it will also be beautiful with casual outfits too, looking gorgeous on a sunny day with a pretty dress! I love mixing Amethyst with bronze, I think the two colours really compliment each other wonderfully.
Each necklace is packaged in a hand stamped eco-friendly kraft box ready for gift giving. Also includes care instructions, storage bag, and an anti-tarnish tab to keep your item looking beautiful.
If you have any questions or would like this made with different gemstones or in another style, please do get in touch. Remember to click on my shop name 'Free Range London' above the images to see the rest of my range, I have some beautiful matching earrings available too, here's some examples but there are more in my shop -
The length option is the length of the entire chain that will go around your neck, not including the bottom vertical hanging piece in the centre at the bottom. The choice is there so you can decide how high or low you would like the piece to hang on you. If you'd like advice on the choice, please just let me know! The necklace photographed is 16-17 inches around the chain around the neck.
Here's a little information on Amethyst for those that are interested -
Amethyst is recognised as the official birthstone for the month of February.
Since purple is considered one of the royal colours, amethyst has quite a historical importance as an insignia of power. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and they were also a favourite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty.
Amethyst also holds a high place in the ranks of the Christian church and was referred to as "the stone of bishops".
The Greek word "amethystos" translates into "not drunken" and it was often worn as an amulet to protect against intoxication. Since amethyst was considered an antidote against drunkenness, many wine goblets were carved from amethyst stone. Still to this day, violet-purple amethyst is still used as a symbol for sobriety.