Amethyst with Blue Topaz & Apatite Sterling Silver Earrings with Gold Accents
These lovely earrings perfectly showcase the deep colour of 8mm x 6mm purple amethyst gemstones complemented by 3mm x 3mm squares of striking blue topaz and 7mm x 5mm ovals of delightful neon-blue apatite. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in stylish sterling silver accented with sumptuous yellow gold.
A February birthstone, amethyst has traditionally symbolised sobriety – its name derives from the Greek ametusthos, “not intoxicated”. More recently, it has also been tied to deep emotional bonds.
One of November’s birthstones, topaz is thought to be named after the Sanskrit tapas, meaning ‘fire’. Hindu literature points to its functions as a lengthener of life and provider of wisdom.
Apatite, an arresting gemstone which naturally occurs in a broad array of hues, is named after the Greek apate (‘deceit’) as its varied colours have fooled many into mistaking it for other minerals.
This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Anghiari, a scenic town sat atop the rolling hills of the Italian province of Arezzo, Tuscany. Its well-preserved medieval splendour is encircled on all sides by sweeping fields of green and gold, flecked with lavender and lined by leafy seams of verdant woodland.
25mm long (~1 inch), these dazzling gemstone earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of their inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.
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