Colour Kaleidoscope – Shades of Purple

Colour Kaleidoscope Shades of purple banner from AA Thornton Kettering

Things to know about shades of purple

February brings a glimmer a colour, with purple crocuses scattered across the lawn and the tiny violets hidden amongst the moss.  So I am going to start this year by looking at the kaleidoscope of colours available to jewellers and with that said what better way to celebrate this month by looking at the glorious rich hues associated with the shades of purple stones found in jewellery?

Amethyst, the birthstone for the month of February, is perhaps the most well known gemstone which has these purple and lavender hues.  Its deep violet colours is often remarked to best suit those with a darker complexion whereas the pastel shades perhaps better suited to a paler skin or red hair.

Introduced as a new design for this spring is a blossom inspired theme. Silver jewellery set with amethyst stones, perfect for those who like delicate designs tipped with colour.

Contemporary designs using silver with amethyst and tiny marcasite stones are a match made in heaven! We have a collection of designs incorporating this rich coloured gemstone.

When I saw some most unusual soft polished lavender quartz pendant and earrings they would be perfect for this purple kaleidoscope.  They cleverly imitate the look of lavender jade which is quite rare and also very expensive.    We tend to think of jade as being bright green but it comes in other colours too although this would be the subject of an article all to itself.

If you love colour and glass – Troll beads always inspire! These handmade glass beads – create your own colour palette with a variety of shades of purple and lavender hues.

Sometimes less is more. We feature a pretty pair of neat 9ct amethyst and diamond cluster earrings. To complete the set a ring and matching pendant are also available.

We often associate February and Valentines with red roses although violets are the birth flower for this month. So I thought I should include the beautiful tanzanite gemstone which captures flashes of violets and blues.

I found this striking “vintage” inspired necklace which uses a mix of amethysts, pearls and peridots and will look lovely against bare skin.

Adding a bit of opalescence and a shimmer of lavender, we include these swarovski crystal long drop earrings and pendant set.

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