These small hoop earrings are made from gold-dipped sterling silver and hold a total of six vibrant purple African amethyst gemstones. The mixed-size rounds are mounted in prong settings along the fronts of the hoops. The settings themselves are elegant, with open gallery work and bead texture. Finished with hinged snap posts, these easy-to-wear earrings add instant color to your style.
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February Birthstone: Amethyst
Because of its regal purple hue, amethyst has long been a favorite of kings, queens, and other nobles. While it signifies wealth and strength, amethyst is also a symbol of soberness, tranquility, and wisdom.
History of Birthstones
Chances are you can name your birthstone, but have you ever wondered how certain stones came to be associated with particular months? Most gem scholars trace the tradition to the Old Testament story of Aaron, whose breastplate was decorated with twelve precious stones, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel. Over time, these stones were linked with certain powers and tied to particular astrological signs, and later to calendar months.
There are many variations of birthstone lists, including Mystical birthstones, which originate from Tibet and date back over a thousand years, and Ayurvedic birthstones, associated with ancient Indian medicine and beliefs. Birthstones have also been tied to ancient Pagan religions, and even to the collective wisdom of the legendary lost city of Atlantis.
The modern birthstone list, perhaps the most universally known, was released by the American National Association of Jewelers and officially adopted in 1912. Whether you embrace birthstone lore, or look upon it with a skeptical eye, there is an undeniable appeal to collecting a beautiful gemstone that is reputed to hold special power, meaning, and good fortune just for you.
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 3.9 x 0.2 inches; 0.3 ounces
Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Item model number: 32A79Z130K-0C0B9B0
Gem Type Amethyst
Minimum total gem weight 1.6 carats
Yellow Gold Plated Silver
Metal Yellow gold plated silver
Metal stamp 925-sterling
Metal Weight 2.9 Grams