My mother has always grown irises in my parents’ garden. The way they bloom fascinates me - it’s as if they’re in the midst of a twirl, hiding a secretive pop of yellow within frilled, purple petals. Each year they return without fail, unfolding proudly in the sun.
The ametrine in this necklace is a natural gemstone that transforms from purple amethyst to honey-hued citrine. It’s a phenomenon that is rare to find in this cut and colour gradient, and I’m so excited to have it in my collection as both a designer and jewelry collector. May this beautiful pendant remind you of the incredible gifts that nature provides us, from the simple joys of a blossoming flower to a rare and very special gemstone.
Gold vermeil pendant featuring a faceted octagonal ametrine.
Gold-filled chain and lobster clasp. Multiple length options available. Please contact us for custom chain lengths.
You will be prompted to select your desired length upon adding this necklace to your cart.
Natural ametrine with consistent purple to yellow ombré is incredibly rare and comes from a single mine in Bolivia. It is a synthesis of higher and lower realms, conducting the energies of calming, intuitive amethyst and abundant, clear-minded citrine. A beautiful gemstone thinking cap for indecisive humans.
Gold vermeil is an overlay of gold over a base of sterling silver and requires special care. To extend the life of your gold vermeil jewelry, remove when washing hands, showering, applying lotions or perfumes, using harsh cleansers, or working out. Always store your jewelry in a dry place, preferably in individual air-tight bags. Do not use chemical jewelry cleansers or polishing cloths on gold vermeil jewelry.
Gold vermeil jewelry will inevitably fade to a warm silver or a light 10K gold colour. This is the nature of plated jewelry. The rate of wear depends on care, climate and individual body chemistry, and may vary greatly on a case by case basis. As rings are worn on the hand, and are exposed to more frequent rubbing, they will often age more quickly than necklaces or earrings. We do not offer re-plating of our gold vermeil designs and all sales of gold vermeil jewelry are final.
Gold-filled jewelry is made by pressure bonding multiple layers of solid 14k gold over a core of high quality jeweller’s brass, resulting in a long-lasting, gold-coloured product. Contrary to popular belief, the gold in gold-filled jewelry is not mixed or blended with the base metal. As a result, those with brass allergies can typically wear gold-filled jewelry without issue. In theory, gold-filled items can retain their gold colour for decades. In practice, actual longevity will depend on how you care for your jewelry, the climate you live in and your body chemistry. We recommend following the same guidelines as you would for delicate jewelry - avoid contact with chemicals or soaps, and hand polish gently when required.
Handmade - please wear with care.