Rare, subtle Scottish Amethyst sourced from the now depleted Orrock quarry in Burntisland. Beautifully cut and faceted, then set in a custom fit 925 sterling silver cage style setting.
Pendant measures roughly (L)22x(W)10x(D)6mm including bail and comes with a complimentary premium 18"-20" sterling silver rope twist chain. Will arrive in a Two Skies presentation box.
The Orrock quarry is an excavation of an extinct volcano, with the main mineral zone in the crater at the top. Although long since dug away, when first opened up the crystal caverns were so large that the miners could stand inside! With the material all crushed to make tarmac for roads, there is now nothing to be found (and private collectors are no longer allowed inside to look), making these gems very sought-after.
Scottish Amethyst Sterling Silver Pendant
Although more subtly shaded (and much less common!) than its Brazilian counterpart, our home sourced Scottish Amethyst is no less beautiful. From localities such as Dundee, Fife and Dumfries & Galloway. Amethyst is also February's birthstone.