Amethyst Jewelry

Written by Serena Berger
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Amethyst jewelry can be very beautiful, and also strikingly unique. Purple is a color associated with independence of thought and spirit, and many women who are strong, positive, and independent express their personalities with amethyst jewelry. Hand crafted one-of-a-kind pieces featuring amethysts are one way of doing that, but even amethyst pieces from jewelry collections are likely to be bought only by a select number of women with great taste and style, so you're sure to be in good company if you're wearing a piece that's not strictly one-of-a-kind.

The Range of Styles and Prices in Amethyst Jewelry

Amethysts have the added bonus of being very versatile in jewelry designs. Depending on the quality of the stones, amethysts can be set in anything from sterling to white gold, yellow gold, or platinum. Unlike diamonds, for example, which no one is likely to set in silver, some amethysts are not objectively very valuable because of their inclusions, but they are still rich, vibrant, and beautiful, and make for lovely and affordable pieces.

For example, if you like silver rings, you should be able to find amethyst and silver options that cost about as much as a CD or DVD. Often, these amethysts will not be faceted and set in prongs, but simply smoothed into spheres or hemispheres and set in a band. You can get a much bigger stone set like this, and you'll have a ring that looks great with anything from jeans and a sweater to a suit for work.

Upscale amethyst jewelry just increases the number of options. An amethyst tennis bracelet is a great spin on the traditional line bracelet, and you can find bracelets made from all matching deep purple stones, paler stones set with diamonds, or perhaps as the centers of gold flowers. Amethysts can be faceted in several of the most popular cuts made famous by diamonds, so you can also look for amethyst pendants in emerald or princess cuts, as well as square, pear, marquis, or hearts.

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