Gemstones and crystals have always been fascinating to me. I remember going on vacation as a child and stopping at those roadside rock shops out in the desert. The Amethyst crystal in the photo is one I purchased as a teenager. The Quartz crystal and green Calcite are more recent acquisitions.
Since Amethyst is one of my favorite stones I use it a lot in my jewelry designs. This is a picture of my Sophie Amethyst and freshwater pearl necklace.
The amethyst stones are fairly dark but much lighter with the light shining through them.
Do you have a favorite stone? I'd love to hear about it.