Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/Amethyst pendant


Dear Thomas,

I would like to have a pendant made, just like the pendant in the photograph I've attached, except instead of being made of metal, I want it made entirely of amethyst but exactly in that shape, with all the gaps in the triangles and the gap in the middle and everything.

I can't seem to get a definitive answer on whether or not this is possible with amethyst. Is this something that can be done?

The thing is, I don't make jewellery myself, and so will need to have a jeweller make it for me; and if it isn't possible to make a pendant like this, I'll need to change my design. But I want to know exactly what to ask for before I approach the jeweller, as in my experience people who make custom orders like you to be very straightforward!

I would be very grateful for your help with this question.

Thank you very much,


Tess, yes it can be done but requires a slice of amethyst which is free of defect which could make the carving easily broken.  

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Have a wonderful and safe rest of this week.  Thomas.

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