Faceted Amethyst oval post earrings, with Sterling silver wire settings. two part dangle earrings with sterling silver components and Pave set sterling silver findings. This oval AAA-grade amethyst 10x12 gemstone displays a deep saturation of dark purple color ideal for these high-end earrings. Amethyst is the best known and most valuable form of quartz. The color of natural amethyst is caused by iron or manganese compound impurities in the mineral and can range from a watercolor pale pink to a dark, almost opaque, purple. Named for the Greek word for “sober,” amethyst was believed to remedy drunkeness. As a crystal, amethyst is credited with relieving stress and promoting peace of mind. The oval cut is an even, symmetrical shape but elongated. The arrangement of its facets is similar to that of a round brilliant, designed to maximize light and color. The stone is set in a sterling silver prong setting which has an attractive open flower design and holds the amethyst perfectly in its four double prongs that create eight contact points for added security. The post and back nuts are also sterling silver. ►Handcrafted in our shop in the South End, Boston Massachusetts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ordering is easy. Just click the add to cart button on the right and purchase with a credit card or PayPal and I’ll have your new jewelry nicely packaged and on the way to you in no time! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ►Click below to see more from Hidden Jewel: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HiddenJewelSE Please contact me if you have any questions or special order request. Thanks! ►And Follow us on social media to keep up on my new arrivals and special offers! http://www.facebook.com/hiddenjewelse http://www.twitter.com/hiddenjewelse http://www.instagram.com/hiddenjewelse Contact us if you would like different sizes or colors. We love to make people custom orders. you can also locate us on the web at www.hiddenjewelse.com ► Hidden Jewel has competitive pricing on all our products! As a direct buyer of metal stones and crystal from around the world, we have access to many varieties of stones and metals in both small and bulk quantity, keeping our prices on point!All Jewelry is carefully packaged for a speedy and safe arrival and is packaged in a gift box tied with a ribbon. all our items are packaged nicely but if you would like to send as a gift, convo me and we can even package with a card at no additional charge! *Photos are copyrighted and property of Hidden Jewel and any unauthorized use is prohibited. We are proud of our ideas and originality. Happy shopping!