Highly sought after dark purple Amethysts hang on sleek, hammered, anti-tarnish Argentium - The Finest Sterling Silver. These Amethysts have small veins of quartz running through them - which gives them a beautiful reflective quality. I form the wire into a dangle style earring, gently curving it around a wooden circular mold, then hammer its end for a sleek, modern look.
- Ear wire material: anti-tarnish Argentium® Sterling Silver
- Length of earring from post: about 1-1/2". The longer dangling back is about 1" long.
- Stone: Amethyst, 6mm
- Hypoallergenic/Nickel Free: Yes
- Earrings will come on a Handmade In Conifer earring card in a 3” square silver gift box wrapped with a ribbon!
Amethyst is the official birthstone of February. It forms in silica-rich liquids deposited in geodes and is found in clusters of crystal points. The stone's name is derived from the Greek word amethystos, meaning "not drunken," because people of ancient times believed it to protect the wearer from drunkenness.
Amethyst is often used during meditation to provide an overall sense of spiritual balance.
About Argentium® Sterling Silver
Argentium® – The Finest Silver - is a purer version of Sterling Silver that is also highly tarnish resistant. Standard "Sterling Silver" is an alloy composed of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. This is why you may also see "925 Sterling Silver" for items that are Sterling Silver.
Argentium® is made with 93.5% silver and 6.5% other metals, including germanium and copper, which gives Argentium® additional beneficial properties for jewelry makers. For my jewelry, the biggest benefit of using Argentium® instead of regular Sterling Silver is that it is anti-tarnish. It is also not plated, it is 100% Argentium® Silver - so there is no worry about plating rubbing off. Argentium® jewelry is always hypoallergenic.
In addition to these benefits, Argentium® is responsibly manufactured, is ethically sourced, and is certified to be made with 100% recycled silver.
NOTE: Argentium® Silver should never be cleaned using silver "dip" cleaners. Please either wipe with a soft cloth or use only water and mild dish soap if you need to clean your Argentium® Sterling Silver jewelry.