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Cat Amethyst & Silver Necklace

Sterling Silver - Handcrafted Jewellery
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  • Top Craftsmanship & High Clarity Genuine Natural Gemstone & Plated With Rhodium.
  • Main Stone: Natural Amethyst
  • Main Stone Size: 8mm * 10mm, 8mm * 6mm
  • Main Stone Quantity: 2
  • Metal Material: Sterling Silver
  • Metal Electroplating: Rhodium and Palladium
  • Total Weight: 2.33g
  • Clarity: VVS2
  • Chain Length: 450mm

Capturing the mysteriousness and grace of a cat, this pendant sparkles softly enough to complement any outfit. Wonder purple amethyst and rhodium-plated sterling silver combine to create a brilliant glitter.

Amethyst is one of the most popular gemstones and has been considered valuable since ancient times. Its name derives from the Greek "amethystos", which means "not drunken", as Amethyst in antiquity was thought to ward off drunkenness. An Amethyst stone is like a spa in a stone. Allow its energy of contentment to wash away the day-to-day stresses that keep you up at night. In working with the third eye and crown chakras, the Amethyst meaning indulges your intuition. It is the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love and signifies ecclesiastical dignity as the Bishops Stone. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality, yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety. Amethyst was also reputed to control evil thoughts, increase intelligence and render men shrewd in business matters. For travellers it was worn as a protection from treachery and surprise attacks, kept soldiers from harm and gave them victory over their enemies. It was considered to be a powerful psychic stone of protection against witchcraft and black magic. Like other royal stones it protected its wearer from disease and contagion.

Silver will likely never go out of style as its been cherished for centuries, with origins of discovery in Greece and Turkey (formerly Anatolia) dating back to 3000 BC. Silver has traditionally been given as a symbol of trust, wisdom and love. Pure silver is precious often too soft to use in jewellery. Add a little alloy to the mix and voila, youve got sterling silver. The term "Sterling Silver" emerged in England by the 13th century (the 1200s). The first mention is that of "sterilensis" in 1078, and by the 13th century the term sterling had appeared. "Sterling" is believed to come from the Old Norman French esterlin (meaning little star) and Old English stiere (strong, firm, immovable). The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. Fine silver, for example 99.9% pure silver, is relatively soft, so silver is usually alloyed with copper to increase its hardness and strength. Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing, and metals other than copper can be used in alloys to reduce tarnishing. The reason silver needs to be combined with other metals is that it is very difficult to make great designs with just pure silver, which is very soft and malleable. A bit of hardness has to be introduced, by adding other metals such as copper. Thats why jewellers are capable of making the most intricate and complex designs with 925 Sterling Silver.

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