24 kt Gold over Sterling set with 1 carat of Royal Amethyst in each Earring:


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1850 handmade earring made of sterling pressed over a form and then put together with solider. The liquid pure gold is then put over the sterling. The hand cut and hand set deep purple Amethyst are natural gemstones which have been hand cut and hand set in each earring. Each gemstone is one carat in size.
Amethyst is a stone steeped in ancient magic. The name is derived from a Greek word meaning "not to intoxicate". In Greek myth, the God Bacchus angered by goddess Diana, decided to take revenge by having the next person he saw devoured by tigers.

A beautiful maiden Diana for protection, and to save her, Diana turned her to a hard, clear stone. Bacchus came to regret his deed, and in despair poured his favorite beverage, a nice purple grape wine over the clear stone statue that Amethyst had become. The color was absorbed by the stone, and became permanently purple. Because of this story, the legend that amethyst would prevent intoxication began centuries ago, and continues today. In the Victorian/Civil War time period, amethyst is said to aid in bringing serenity, calming one’s mind and gaining inner peace. It has long been a symbol of many religions for peace, purity and unification.

The Earring are very comfortable to wear and are 1 ½ inches long. They are beautiful and fine to wear as often as you would want, they are beautiful works of art in the Victorian time period when all jewelry is handmade

Price: $755.00