0.75 Total Carat Weight (TCW) Amethysts on Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver Cross & Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver 18” Box Chain
Amethyst is a form of quartz. It comes in all shades of purple from light nearly colorless, pale purple to a very dark purple. Amethyst is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Amethyst is the state gem of South Carolina and is the birthstone for February. In Ancient Greece Amethyst was thought to protect the wearer from drunkenness. Hebrews believed Amethyst to protect the high priests.
Amethyst can be found in many countries around the world such as America, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Europe, Africa.
What is Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver
Rhodium is a rare precious metal such as Silver, Gold or Platinum. It is actually the most expensive of precious metals due to its rarity and difficulty in obtaining it. Rhodium is a byproduct of mining other metals such as platinum. The benefit to having the Sterling Silver plater is that is makes the Sterling Silver less likely to tarnish. As with any plated piece it can wear off so it would not be impossible to see a piece tarnish over time depending on its wear and tear. If your piece does tarnish you can contact a local jeweler to have it plated again or simply clean the piece with a jewelry cloth or solution.