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Sterling Silver Moonstone Chip, Amethyst and Citrine Intricate Earrings
Sterling Silver Moonstone Chip, Amethyst and Citrine Intricate Earrings
Sterling Silver Moonstone Chip, Amethyst and Citrine Intricate Earrings
Sterling Silver Moonstone Chip, Amethyst and Citrine Intricate Earrings

Sterling Silver Moonstone Chip, Amethyst and Citrine Intricate Earrings

Regular price $42.99

Material: Genuine Sterling Silver (925 silver, 92.5% silver content)
Stone(s): genuine moonstone chips, genuine amethyst and genuine citrine 
Overall Dimension of Each (including hooks): 2.25 x 1.0 x 0.2 inches
Back Type: Hook
Weight: 8.7 grams
Stamp/Mark: 925
Serial Number: e25089

Amethyst is an extremely sought-after gem which has been valued by many civilizations since antiquity. A variety of vitreous quartz, amethyst often forms dramatic prismatic crystals which are often formed into jewelry without being cut. Brazil and Uruguay are common sources of high quality amethyst. In the early Christian church, amethyst was believed to guard against intoxication, hence its derivation from the Greek "amethustos," meaning "not drunk."

Citrine is quartz generally occurring in a golden color. Citrine occurs naturally in Scotland and in the Ural Mountains of Russia. Much citrine available today is actually smoky quartz or amethyst that has been heat-treated to achieve its characteristic color.

Moonstone is a variety of orthoclase, a feldspar. It often has a sky blue opalescent sheen, also called schiller or fire, making the stone look as if it is glowing. The sheen is created by thin layering of orthoclase with another mineral, albite. Moonstone was used in jewelry from 100 AD in Rome and even earlier in Asia.