J151863

Connemara Marble and Amethyst 19" Necklace

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Connemara Marble and Amethyst 19" Necklace
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Description
Irish beauty at its finest. Alternating sizes of round Connemara marble beads, antiqued-finish silvertone disc beads with a raised Celtic knot design, and free-form amethyst nuggets compose this striking necklace.

  • Gemstone weight is not given for nuggets or beads
  • Connemara marble beads measure approximately 6.0mm and 12.0mm
  • Antiqued-finish silvertone loop-and-toggle closure
  • Measures approximately 19"L x 5/8"W
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  • Made in Ireland

About Amethyst
Amethyst

Stone Information & Mining

Amethyst is the purple variety of the quartz mineral species. It's the gem that's most commonly associated with the color purple, even though there are other purple gemstones such as sapphire and tanzanite. Its purple color can be cool and bluish, or a reddish purple that's sometimes referred to as "raspberry."

Legend & Lore

Because of its wine-like color, early Greek legends associated amethyst with Bacchus, the god of wine. Other legends reflected beliefs that amethyst kept its wearer clear-headed and quick-witted in battle and in business affairs. Fine amethysts have been set in religious jewelry and royal crown jewels for ages. It was once considered equal in value to ruby, emerald, and sapphire. It's no wonder that fine amethyst adorns the fingers of bishops as well as the coronation regalia of British royalty.

Color

Amethyst's purple color can range from a light lilac to a deep, intense royal purple and from brownish to vivid. Amethyst also commonly shows what is called color zoning, which in the case of amethyst usually consists of angular zones of darker to lighter color.

Amethyst

Cleaning

Amethyst can be safely cleaned with warm soapy water. Ultrasonic cleaners are usually safe except in the rare instances where a stone is dyed or treated by fracture filling. Steam cleaning is not recommended, and amethyst should not be subjected to heat.

This information was excerpted from GIA's Gem Encyclopedia with permission from GIA. For the full GIA Gem Encyclopedia entry, click here. For more information about GIA, click here.

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About Connemara Marble

Unique to western Ireland, Connemara marble has existed for millions of years. Rare and resilient, it perfectly captures the landscape's "forty shades of green". Gradient in color from light to dark, Connemara marble can be found in some of the world's greatest attractions, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum and Kensington Palace.

For three generations, the Walsh family in Dublin has crafted and finished fine Connemara marble treasures in their workshop. They have a quarry in Lissoughter, which opened in the 19th century. In 1903, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra paid a visit during the Royal Tour of Connemara.

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J151863 - Connemara Marble and Amethyst 19" Necklace 4.6 5 7 7
Love this necklace and matching earrings! I absolutely love this necklace, green being my favorite color, and amethyst being a favorite gemstone. As usual however the necklace was too short for me. I knew it would be but decided I like it so much I would take it to a jeweler and have a silver extension chain put on it. Worked out very well! Also got the matching earrings, bought a small white gold pair of studs and had the earring wires removed and the earrings converted. Also an added expense but worth it. when you find something you love, you make concessions!!!! PLEASE< PLEASE< PLEASE have 22" or longer necklaces in this year's Saint Patty's Day show - and also rings in size 12!!!! Thanks for your consideration! 03-09-12
Uniquely Beautiful Just got this on clearance and couldn't be more pleased. This necklace is just beautiful, very well made, and the amethyst nuggets are smooth and deep purple - just gorgeous. The marble beads are a little less green than I was hoping for, but are still beautiful and each one is uniquely marbled. Love the sterling Celtic divider beads, too. Very, very nice piece - bring it back, QVC! 03-25-11
MATCHING BRACELET ANYONE? PERFECTION! Love this! Crafting, design,marble with amethyst-perfect! Please make a matching bracelet with adjustable ring toggle closure and large earrings with clip style backing that hug the ear. The amethyst does have inclusions and a small chip but not noticeable and being a natural polished chunk of geode, to be expected. Length perfect and like wearing a piece of Ireland! goes with everything-you name it. Hope it comes back in a bracelet! 03-22-11
PERFECTION~~~ GORGEOUS AND JUST MAKES EVERY OUTFIT POP.. ONE OF THE CENTER PURPLE LARGEST BEAD'S HAS A CHIP IN IT, BUT LOVE THIS SO MUCH, AND IT IS A NATURAL STONE SO ALMOST NEAR IMPOSIBLE TO GET PERFECT STONES ALL THE TIME. WILL KEEP IT AND THE CHIP IS NOT NOTICED WHEN WORN.... IT'S A KEEPER~~ GOT THE EARRINGS TO MATCH. GREAT COLOR ON ALL. EARRINGS BEING A TAD LIGHT IN COLOR HOWEVER ONCE AGAIN THATS NATURE FOR YA....& PERFECT ENOUGH FOR ME~~~~~ 01-04-11
ten thumbs up! I was attracted to the unusual color combo because I have always liked it but see very little in jewelry that has the depth of color that this necklace has. Also,the difference between the nugget shape of the amethyst and the round beads is really eye-catching. As usual, my compliments to Connemara marble and QVC. Good show! 12-28-10
Disappointed with Amethyst This is a lovely necklace but it is too tight. I normally wear a 20" necklace and knew it would be an inch short but thought it would work anyway. I guess because the beads are so large they take up more room and it fit like a choker on me which was too tight. However, the amethyst stones had no purple color to them at all, they were very dark and greyest looking. Looking at the necklace laying on the neckline, you would never know those stones were any type of amethyst. Had there been some visible purple, I would have had an extension put on the necklace and kept it.. Otherwise the quality of the necklace was very nice. LOVED the Connemara stones, they were a wonderful mixture of light and dark stones. Wish it were longer, and the amethyst stones had some purple color to them. Now I will instead try the J141513 necklace (Connemara Twisted Stone necklace), maybe that will fit perfect. 09-17-10
Make Longer Length Gorgeous color combination. Nice size to the stones. Please make in a 30 inch or a 36 inch length. Thanks. 09-14-10
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