I have combined green Amethyst and neon blue Apatite to create these colourful earrings. Tiny gems of neon blue Apatite are wire wrapped and attached to an alongated sterling silver ear wear. Both beautifully faceted Amethyst briolettes have been framed with silver bead cap. The earrings are 6 cm long top to bottom.
APATITE- is a naturally occurring gemstone, largely unknown to the general public but prized by collectors for its many different colours and forms. It is found in wide range of colours, from colourless to pink, yellow, blue to violet. Even though, the gemstone quality of Apatite is known to gemstone connoisseurs in many colours, two colours are prominent. They are the Paraiba-like blue green and its leek-green colour, which has earned the stone the name, ‘Asparagus stone’ .Recently, however, a neon blue-green variety has been mined in Madagascar that is quickly gaining in popularity. Apatite enhances the wearers learning abilities, self-confidence and creativity. In addition to this, Apatite is an aid to achieving a deeper state of meditation and to increasing insightfulness.
AMETHYST - is a clear purple or violet form of the mineral quartz. The name comes from the Greek for "not drunken" as wearing amethyst was believed to be a proof against becoming intoxicated. Amethyst is a stone of the mind, it brings calmness and clarity, helps you to get in touch with your intuition. Said to bring good luck and to radiate love.
GREEN AMETHYST- this stone is sometimes called "Green Amethyst", possibly because amethyst is the starting variety, or possibly just because it sounds more valuable that way, but the actual name is Prasolite. The name comes from Greek for “leek – green” and it reflects the process of production: some amethyst crystal when heated to about 500 degrees centigrade change their colour to green instead of usual yellow, orange or brown. The green colour of Prasiolite can range from pale green to deep green. The correct Amethyst specimen which are used to produce greened Amethyst are coming mostly from Minas Gerais in Brazil, but also Montezuma, and Arizona. Naturally occurring Prasiolite has been reported from Poland. Prasolite is also known as Amegreen and Vermarine.