Why Amethyst Makes A Gorgeous Choice in a Pair of Earrings

Amethyst lends a glittering violet hue to any kind of jewelry but works especially well in earrings

Amethyst lends a glittering violet hue to any kind of jewelry but works especially well in earrings. 

Is the amethyst a good choice for jewelry today? And more importantly, can it be chic and trendy, or is it mostly considered to be dated? What styles of outfit does this mysteriously purple gemstone match best with, and who can benefit most from wearing it?

Let us have a more careful look at this magnificent gem and its most important features when used in fine jewelry.

Highly valued over centuries

Amethyst is actually a violet variety of quartz. It is one of the most popular choices among the semi-precious stones, having been esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty.

Many cultures and religions around the world have viewed amethysts as one of the most sacred stones in the history of humanity. In fact, the origin of the meaning of amethyst stems from the Greek word "amethystos" which means "not intoxicating".

This refers to how the stone was believed to keep a person sober.

Once available only to the royalty, amethysts have become one of the most popular gemstones used in jewelry pieces because of their wide availability and affordability. Unlike many other gems, the price doesn’t rise exponentially with carat weight. Instead, its value depends primarily on the color.

Great variety and availability

It is the presence of manganese in clear quartz produces amethyst, while additional amounts of iron vary the purple coloration.

Amethyst ranges in hue from pale red-violet to deep violet, and may be transparent or opaque. Amethyst colors range from pale lilac to deep reddish purple and ranging from transparent to translucent quartz.

The finest amethyst is a deep purple color with minimal color zoning. It looks the best in daylight as compared to artificial lighting. The deep colors are the most valuable, especially a rich purple with rose flashes.

An amethyst with a depth of clarity (versus inner clouds and imperfections) will also be most effective, as well as beautiful (thus higher in price).

Brazil is the top producing country of amethyst, with Uruguay a close second. The best varieties of amethyst can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil and the Far East.

Amethyst became more affordable – and accessible – after its massive 19th-century discovery in Brazil.

Classic or chic

Amethyst has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, and is the traditional birthstone of that month.

It is the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love, and carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality, yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety.
But you don’t have to celebrate a February birthday to appreciate the beauty of a great pair of amethyst earrings.

Amethyst lends a glittering violet hue to any kind of jewelry but works especially well in earrings.

It is actually a stone that works well with minimalist or maximalist tastes. It can be trendy and chic with a classical twist and can dress up any outfit!

Think prongs, studs, or small classy lever back earrings if you prefer a minimalist style.

Whether you are looking for a pair of dangling drop earrings to complement an elegant dinner dress or a subtle pair of purple studs for an office ensemble, the range of styles makes it easy to discover the perfect accessory.

And this gemstone is classic enough to work year round in your wardrobe. It is actually immune to shifting trends.

Amethyst is also the perfect piece for making an alluring and big statement jewelry. Amethyst earrings add class and elegance as dangle or drop earrings and can be the focal point of the outfit with their striking color.

Ideal as a stunning accent

Fashion Strada enhanced amethyst gemstone earrings are simple expressions that may be worn for any occasion. Subtle by design, these accents often serve as favorites for everyday wear. As to the specific form, choose the one that fulfills your needs the best.

While an amethyst is traditionally thought of as purple, there is actually a range of delicate pinks and bold violet colors that can be found in this particular gemstone.

A pair of pink drop amethyst earrings can lend an extra dash of glamour to a dinner party dress or date night outfit. Fish hook or V-shape hoop designs are sure to turn heads—accompanied either by white, yellow, or rose gold, this is a can’t-miss addition to any kind of evening wear.

Looking for a way to jazz up your everyday office-wear? Try accenting an outfit with a pair of amethyst studs—cute yet regal, these versatile earrings make looking fabulous a snap. For a more playful look, opt for jewelry that uses amethyst to add a bit of fun to dainty gold constructions.

Think dainty studs, small classy pendants, tennis bracelets or a small amethyst ring if you prefer a minimalist style.

On the other hand, if you wish to make a statement with your jewelry, amethysts are perfect as the center stone for large cocktail rings or big statement necklaces. They add class and elegance as dangle or drop earrings and can be the focal point of the outfit with their striking color.

If the sheer beauty of this radiant stone isn't enough to make you want a pair (or two) of amethyst earrings, then the three facts below should:

  • Affordability. Simply put, it makes something beautiful for everyone's budget.
  • Uniqueness. Although amethyst is easy to recognize, color selection is second to none. Fashion Strada offers them in noble brighter hues from pale lavender to a midnight plum.
  • Easiness to find. Thanks to its abundance from various locations over the world, beautiful amethyst can be easily purchased via our online jewelry shop.

For virtually everyone

Alternative medicine practitioners consider amethyst to be an excellent stone especially for diplomats, negotiators, and business people. They say it calms over-heated temperaments and gives a distinct advantage in situations where debating is required.

Specialists advise to wear or hold amethyst to bring in spiritual insights coupled with intellectual reasoning.

As a luck and prosperity crystal, amethyst is also good for reducing the tendency to overspend, gambling addictions or unwise investments. This beautiful gemstone is also widely believed to act as a protection to its wearer from any kind of intoxication.

Virtually everyone can benefit from wearing amethyst. On a physical level, amethyst is said to strengthen the immune system and help heal imbalances in the respiratory tract and skin.

If you decide to acquire a piece of amethyst jewelry, one thing that you should remember is that prolonged exposure to bright lights can make an amethyst fade. Similarly, exposure to sudden heat or cold can make the stone fracture. Hence, it is important to store your amethyst jewelry carefully when not in use.