A favorite material of ancient cultures, amethyst has endured the ages as one of man's most prized possessions.  Amethyst ranges in color from a very light lavender to a deep violet shade of purple sometimes with slight hues of pink and red. Banded amethyst or cape amethyst may have lines of agate or chalcedony running through the amethyst. This may also be called chevron amethyst. 

The main Canadian source of amethyst is near Thunder Bay, Ontario where mining has taken place intermittently over the last one hundred years.  Scientists believe the amethyst find near Thunder Bay to be over one billion years old.  Amethyst is found worldwide and has the distinction of being the birthstone for February and the official gemstone of the province of Ontario.

Some believe that amethyst has calming and protective qualities and that wearing amethyst will increase inspiration and intuition.  

Plating:

Rhodium plated jewellery is made from a base metal alloy that is coated in a thin layer of rhodium for extra strength and luster. Jewellery plated in rhodium is shinier and more durable than other metals. Rhodium plating does not scratch, dent, or corrode and retains its luster (see chain care below).

Gold plated jewellery is made from a base metal alloy that is coated in a thin layer of genuine gold for extra strength and luster. Jewellery plated in gold uses 14 karat or 18 karat gold for a beautiful, shiny luster.

  • Plated pendant and chain
  • Approximate dimensions of amethyst slice: 40 mm x 20 mm x 5 mm
  • Chain size: 32" plated, adjustable
  • Choice of gold plating or silver rhodium plating
  • Features a genuine amethyst slice
  • This item includes an information card about the stone
  • A certificate of authenticity is included with this item

This stone requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as lotions or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the stone itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.

Chain care: It is recommended that the chains are not submerged in water or jewellery cleaning chemicals to best protect the finish. Oils in your skin may also wear out the finish over time, so for best long-lasting results, wear the chain over your clothes instead of directly against the skin. 

*This gemstone is genuine and no two are exactly alike. The item you receive may have slight variations from the one photographed. The pictures of multiple amethyst slices are to show possible variations. If you wish to see the item before purchase, please email us at sales@rocksandgemscanada.com.

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