Erophili earrings are constructed by sterling silver 925. The gemstones are natural, oval shaped 10x14mm amethysts.
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. The name comes from the Greek αμέθυστος amethystos from α-, “not” and μεθύσκω, “intoxicate”, a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.
High quality amethyst can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Uruguay, and the Far East.
Every pair may vary a bit, since it is handmade and gemstones are natural and genuine.