A couple weeks ago, Anne wrote in with a request…
One of my very favorite pieces of jewelry is a rose gold and amethyst cocktail ring Rob bought me. It’s big, very 1970’s and a definite statement! Amethyst has always been one of my favorite gems. My mother wore a beautiful, understated amethyst ring for many years.
Amethysts were a favorite with ancient Greeks, who thought that the gemstone prevented drunkenness. It is a birthstone for those born in February and is the official stone for “Wednesday.” I like it because it is purple without being PURPLE. Here are some great examples:
Amethyst cabochon and pearl earrings – Amethysts with seed pearls is a favorite combination and I love the subtlety of cabochons. Lovely earrings from FayCullen.com for $650.
Tiffany Amethyst Earrings – So lovely when paired with gold in this turn of the century design. $650 from The Met.
Amethyst and Seed Pearl Set – My heart really skipped a beat when I saw this lovely four piece set. Too bad it is for sale at Bonhams in the UK instead of the US for around $1,500.
I need to go hide my credit cards. All this talk of jewelry has me feeling very tempted!