Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Colour of Purple

One of the fashion colours being shown for Fall is Purple. The colour can be said so many ways - Purple, Plum, Eggplant and my personal favourite, Aubergine. Doesn't matter how you say it, it is a gorgeous colour.

The best gem for this colour is the Amethyst. Amethyst is easily the most popular of the quartz minerals. It is crystalline quartz in shades of purple or lavender, with the darker richer colored varieties considered the most valuable. Brazil is the most prolific source of amethyst in the world today and so the most common source for cut stones on the market.





A shield-cut Amethyst teams up with beautiful round amethyst to hang from a 23 inch sterling silver rectangular link chain accented with more amethysts. While the chain is long enough to slip over your head, it easily opens with a sterling silver lobster clasp. Amethyst beads decorate the back of your neck.

Amethyst pendant - shield cut 44 mm long x 24mm at widest point (1 3/4 inch x 1 inch); 8mm round
Sterling Silver chain- 30 cm (24 inch)
Available here at Gracie Jewellery






Amethyst accented with sterling silver on a sterling silver oval link chain. Securely closes with a sterling silver lobster clasp. Total length 17 inches. The amethyst are so richly purple.

Amethyst-8mm, 6mm

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Amethyst and Freshwater Pearls on a sterling silver oval link chain. The amethyst are a rich dark purple, the pearls are white, luminous and smooth. Securely and easily closes with a sterling silver lobster clasp. Total length 18 inches.

Amethyst-8mm, 6mm
Freshwater Pearl-5mmx6mm

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Amethyst chips on a sterling silver figaro chain. Closes with a sterling silver lobster clasp. 17 inches in length

Amethyst range in size 5mm-12mm

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Baroque amethyst, lightly faceted, individually hand wrapped with sterling silver hang from handmade argentium sterling silver ear wires. The amethyst are that wonderful deep purple that make amethyst amethysts.

Amethysts- 6mm
Total length- 1 3/4"

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All Gracie Jewellery is handmade in my smoke and pet-free home studio. Each piece arrives in its own storage pouch.

So come on, get your Purple on!

1 comment:

  1. sister1 says "love the purple and I need it now".

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