This necklace features a vintage focal of amethyst in coin silver setting + embodies the energy of amethyst ~ a protective and powerful crystal believed by ancient Greeks to have a sobering power. It's said to symbolize sincerity & provide protection + peace of mind, as well as bring healing, happiness + love*
The amethyst (Mohs hardness 7) + metal cap beads are strung on sterling silver stringing wire.
The clasp is a silver-plated lobster claw clasp (12x24mm) + the jumpring is pewter.
The amethyst focal has some chips + scratches, which add to its naturalness.
The silver of the focal will tarnish and can be cleaned by very gently rubbing it with a very small amount of paste made of baking soda + a drop or 2 of water + then gently wiping away the solution with a soft cloth.
(last 2 images of necklace paired with Utopia's beautiful pieces taken by Utopia)