Saturday, August 11, 2007

SATURDAY'S GEM

The gemstone for Saturday is Amethyst. This durable variety of quartz, which ranges in colour from palest lilac, to violet to the deepest purple, has always been linked to the thinking process, ensuring clarity of vision. It inspires creativity, courage and valour. The gems below are a combination of amethyst and citrine. Exposing them to extreme heat would alter the stone completely to citrine.
Amethyst was comparatively rare until the vast deposits of Brazil started to be mined. The amethyst geode below is prized by New Age crystal healers.

The one of a kind jewellery pieces below were designed by Gregory Pyra.

This is gold worked by hand. It has a faceted amethyst and an opal set on a piece of amethyst geode and hung from a string of pearls.


This is also gold worked by hand as against being cast in a mould. It has an oval faceted amethyst with a baroque faceted ametrine (amethyst/citrine combination).
I always did like Saturdays.



4 comments:

Neo said...

Exquisite! I bet those necklaces are expensive.

JahTeh said...

You know what they say Neo, if you have to ask, you can't afford it.
Made entirely by hand is always expensive even if the jewells are not. I wouldn't give those up for a diamond.

Middle Child said...

So beautiful. Isn't it amazing to think of all of these wonderful things being created inside the earth...for what purpose... its crazy...like why Gold? Why diamonds, Lapis lazuli, and amethyst? Why not just tonnes of dirt and rock and shit?

JahTeh said...

Thanks MC, but I wouldn't look as good in a necklace of rock on a string of shit. You have to go to the website at www.artzonegalleries.com and look at this man's work. It takes ages to load but it's worth it.