Amethyst & Diamond Necklace

Amethyst & Diamond Necklace

$800.00

Classic 14 karat yellow gold amethyst and diamond necklace by Dabakarov. The 2.63ct amethyst is surrounded by .12cttw diamonds on a 16″.

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Classic 14 karat yellow gold amethyst and diamond necklace by Dabakarov. The 2.63ct amethyst is surrounded by .12cttw diamonds on a 16″.

Once associated with the tears of Bacchus, god of wine, amethyst has been prized for thousands of years. Since medieval times, Christian scholars have regarded this precious purple crystal as “the bishop’s stone” for its power to provide clarity and sobriety. Buddhist monks continue to fashion fine prayer beads from amethyst, as the stone was precious to Buddha.

Amethyst is the rarest member of the quartz family, and deposits occur throughout the world.

One of the most significant producers of amethyst is Brazil, where several states possess large deposits. Neighboring Uruguay produces less amethyst, but many consider its clarity and rich, dark color to be superior to Brazilian amethyst.

Across the Atlantic, Zambia is also among the large global producers. Zambian amethyst is often small, but its dark color and clarity make it some of the finest in the world.