Amethyst Royale - Vintage Sterling Silver Amethyst Stud Earrings. These gorgeous earrings are crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 for sterling silver. Featuring 2 genuine oval cut faceted amethysts, Classic styling and quality craftsmanship. These wonderful earrings boasts beautiful vibrant purple amethysts, set in a simple solid bezelled gallery with a frame of fine twisted silver decoration. The earrings are for pierced ears and feature posts and butterfly backings. These Vintage beauties look stunning when worn, so versatile for day and night wear.
Amethyst jewelry has been found and dated as early as 2000 BC. Some historical accounts say that Saint Valentine had an amethyst ring carved with an image of Cupid. For those familiar with Old Testament history, amethyst was one of the twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel.
Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.
Measurements: Earrings 14.00 mm x 12.00 mm
Stone Size: Amethyst 11.20 carats
Weight: 4.50 grams
Date: Circa 1980