Amethyst Necklaces

Written by Serena Berger
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Amethyst necklaces include a stunning variety of chains set with gems, pendants, and chokers, as well as more exotic choices like lariats or lavalieres. Amethysts are very versatile as semi-precious stones. You can find large chunks of amethyst that don't cost too much because they're imperfect by a jeweler's standards, but they can make incredibly dramatic pieces of jewelry.

For example, you can find gorgeous amethyst necklaces that are long strands of beads. Some might be irregularly shaped pieces of amethyst, strung together and unfinished. It isn't just perfectly faceted flawless stones that look stunning--sometimes showcasing the natural beauty of the stones reminds you why anyone ever decided they were valuable in the first place.

If you do want something small and elegant to wear with suits or dress clothes, you could consider a tasteful amethyst pendant. From a stone set in a unique design to a traditional solitaire in a prong setting, any woman who loves purple can find a versatile amethyst pendant that can be worn alone with conservative attire, and with multiple necklaces on casual days. A carved silver setting is likely to be affordable, as well as having enough substance to make the stone look more dramatic.

Amethyst Necklaces for February Birthdays

Amethysts are the official birthstones for February, so amethyst necklaces make great gifts for lucky women born in the shortest month. You might be able to find a set of birthstone jewelry that offers a matching necklace and earrings, or go to a fine jeweler's and browse a collection for the pieces that would most appeal to the woman for whom you are shopping. For example, a matching bracelet and necklace might be a better gift for a woman who doesn't have pierced ears, while matching stud earrings and a solitaire pendant would be perfect for a mom who wants simple jewelry to wear everyday.

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