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."
This attractive opal stone is an authentic Australia fire flash black opal doublet that has a boulder ironstone backing. It is made with excellent quality blue-green opal with multi-color sparkles.
An "opal-doublet" has the polished precious real opal on the top and ironstone backing. As a result the slice of opal is thicker, stronger and less prone to chipping. As a rule, opal doublets are cheaper than solids, but this is not always the case. Some high quality doublets can be more expensive than lower quality solids, and this pendant contains a high quality doublet. GORGEOUS.<