Filigree Amethyst Necklace and Earrings
Sale Price (non-members): $34.99 - $199.99
Sale Price (members): $31.49 - $179.99
Original Price: $50.00 - $250.00
Availability: Out of stock. This item is no longer available for purchase.
Dainty by day, ethereal by night, this Filigree Amethyst Necklace and Earrings play up the beautiful pairing of faceted amethysts and their delicate oval settings of fleur-de-lys filigree. Artisan-crafted in sterling silver, the Filigree Amethyst Necklace suspends nine graduated filigree set 3 to 6mm amethysts from a double strand chain with lobster claw clasp. The matching Filigree Amethyst Pierced Earrings dangle filigree set 4mm amethyst drops from sterling silver ear wires.
Filigree Amethyst Necklace Orig. $250.00 NOW $199.99 (Members $179.99)
Filigree Amethyst Pierced Earrings Orig. $50.00 NOW $34.99 (Members $31.49)
Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals in the Earth's crust. It is composed of the elements silicon and oxygen and in its pure state is colorless. Small amounts of various impurity atoms can produce a range of colors in quartz. Amethyst, the most valuable gem variety of quartz, is purple. Just a few atoms of iron replacing some of the silicon will cause the purple color. The gem gallery of our Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals, National Museum of Natural History includes two stunning amethyst necklaces.
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