Crystal Jewelry Sparkles in Many Colors and Styles
When the right combination of pressure, heat and fluid come together, something beautiful happens — a mineral crystal is formed. Different variations of crystals develop based on environmental conditions and chemical makeup, resulting in a wide variety of colors, shapes, patterns and sizes. When desirable mineral crystals are cut and polished, they become gemstones.
Quartz, for example, is normally colorless, but can range in color from light pink to deep purple (amethyst) when Mother Nature makes changes to its structure. Interestingly, the word "crystal" comes from the Greek for ice, which communicates the ancient Greeks' belief that quartz was actually unmeltable ice.
Crystal gemstones are very popular among jewelry makers because they are beautiful, abundant (and therefore affordable) and available in a full spectrum of colors and variations. Ross-Simons' huge collection of crystal jewelry includes many colors and styles of crystal earrings, crystal bracelets, crystal rings, crystal necklaces and crystal watches.
Colorless or clear crystal jewelry is very common, but light blue azure, pink quartz, purple tanzanite and many other varieties of crystal gemstones are also available.