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About Carolyn Pollack Sterling Jewelry
The soft, pastel shades of a country garden. The play of light on a rippling, mountain lake. The graceful, flowing curves of a wrought iron chandelier. These are the colors, textures, and shapes that catch the eye of world traveler and talented jewelry designer Carolyn Pollack.
Carolyn Pollack sterling jewelry captures the beauty and color of the places in America and abroad that inspire her. Through these influences and her connection with the women who love her jewelry, Carolyn is able to share her unique, yet accessible sense of style. Bold, colorful gemstones in richly textured sterling silver settings—some with artful brass and copper accents—become the focal point of any outfit. Her exquisite jewelry ensembles help define your personal style and complement the must-have colors of any season.
Proudly designed and made in America, Carolyn Pollack jewelry beautifully combines the influences of our great nation and global world to unite the spirit of adventure that lives in the heart of this distinctive designer.
My jewelry features only sterling and genuine gemstones. I hope you enjoy your new pieces for years to come, and I'd like to recommend the following care and handling instructions.
Like all fine jewelry, these pieces should be handled carefully. It's best to store them in a plastic bag. Simply clean your sterling silver with a silver polishing cloth as necessary. I don't recommend subjecting your jewelry to any chemical solutions or ultrasonic cleaners.
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.
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 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.
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