Pink Amethyst and Rose Quartz Drop Earrings
A match made in Heaven can be found in these pink amethyst and rose quartz earrings drop earrings.
- The soft square pink amethyst is approximately 10mm.
- The tear drop rose quartz measures 11mm x 24mm.
- The earrings hang approximately 2.5".
- .925 Sterling Silver.
Amethyst has been a prized semiprecious gemstone for centuries and continues to be popular today. It was once considered equal in value to ruby, emerald, and sapphire. It was so highly prized that you can find it among antiquities ranging from ancient Egypt to ancient Greeks wearing it and making vessels for drinking. Today, you can tour the The Tower of London in London England and find it in the British crown jewels. Amethyst is mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Siberia, Canada, India, Bolivia, and Argentina and in the U.S (Colorado, North Carolina, Maine, Montana and Pennsylvania); however, most of the Amethyst comes from Zambia.
Rose Quartz has an ancient story alleging Ares wounded Adonis in battle. As Aphrodite, who was the lover of Adonis, rushed to his side she stabbed herself on a thorn. It is claimed that blood from the lovers dripped on a clear crystal staining it pink. The pink hue of the stone is said to be a lasting symbol of their love; because of this, rose quartz has been called the Heart Stone.
Setting the story aside, rose quartz beads have been dated as far back as 7000 BC in Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq) as well as to the Assyrians around 800-600 BC. Rose quartz can be found at many locations all over the world. It is commercially mined in Madagascar, South-Africa, Namibia, United States (South Dakota), and Brazil (Bahia and Minas Gerais).