Length: 7" Width: .75" at widest point Clasp: Locking latch clasp Metal: .925 Sterling Silver Stone: Marcasite Accent: Amethyst History: Marcasite jewelry has been made since the time of the Ancient Greeks. It came into fashion in the eighteenth century, the Victorian era and with Art Nouveau jewelry designers.
Amethyst is a variety of semi-precious quartz often used in jewelry and valued for its striking violet hues.
The ancient Greeks wore decorative amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.
Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February.