Stud earrings with suspended large drops of amethyst. light. Do not cause irritation of the earlobes and skin of the ear.Under artificial light, they shimmer and sparkle.
Amethyst is a purple quartz. In Greek, the word “amethyst "is translated as" not getting drunk”. In the Bible, you can read that purple quartz was one of the stones that adorned the robes of the high priest in Jerusalem. The Chinese wore amulets made of mineral before the battle. In the Middle ages, amethyst fell in love with the Church, it was even called "Episcopal” or" monastic”.
Amethyst is a type of quartz — one of the most expensive and beautiful. Deposits most often look like druse — a large number of crystals that have fused with each other. Most of them are in Russia and South America.
In industrial quantities, amethyst is extracted in Brazil, but the quality of Brazilian minerals is not n specimens are most valued, but there are very few of them. The ideal compromise between price and quality is Russian minerals.The properties of amethyst are such that it changes color from direct sunlight, and then begins to fade.
There are many varieties of amethyst. They all differ in color and price: Purple amethyst is the most common variety; prasiolite, or green amethyst, usually high-quality prasiolites are obtained by calcining an ordinary mineral under special lamps; pink amethyst is the most sensitive to sunlight of all stones; you can take rose quartz and calcine it, you will get a version of the stone, which is called lavender; black crystals are the rarest; a little more often than black, blue amethyst is found.
How to keep
In order for the stone to last you as long as possible, follow a few simple rules on how to wear amethyst. While not wearing amethyst jewelry, keep it in a dark place.. And wrap it in a soft cloth to protect it from damage. Quartz is poorly affected by temperature changes. Over time, they begin to crack and turn pale.Bracelets with amethyst, as well as rings, it is better to remove if you wash the dishes, wash by hand or do a wet cleaning. Household chemicals have a bad effect on the tect the crystal from falling and bumping. It is quite strong, but still not worth the risk. The most fragile stones — cheap amethysts from geode Brazil.