Dangle earrings with abalone shell and facet cut amethyst teardrop. Approximate size 45mm x 8mm (1.8 x 0.3″) including hypo-allergenic surgical steel shepherd hooks.
Beautiful iridescent abalone shell is found in the Pacific Ocean and ranges in colour from blue and purple to green and pink – no two pieces are exactly alike. The shell used is from government regulated, managed fisheries – no wild abalone is disturbed. Glacier Pearle® is a trade name used for abalone jewellery.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February. With a hardness of 7, it has the highest iron content of any quartz, giving it a colour varying from a delicate orchid to a glorious violet. The world’s major amethyst occurrences are in Brazil, Uruguay and Africa. In Canada, amethyst is found in Thunder Bay, Ontario and is the official stone of that province.
The name amethyst is from the Greek ‘amethystos’ meaning ‘not drunken.’ The Greeks believed that amethyst prevents or cures intoxication and enhances the inner energy of its owner.