Bike Chain Cufflinks with Amethyst
This is the fifth post in our series of blog posts about jewelled bike chain cufflinks. Here we’re going to look at amethyst cufflinks.
I’ll be explaining why I chose to work with these gemstones, what inspires me about them, when they might be a great gift, and what to wear with these amazing purple cufflinks.
If you want a more in-depth post about the amethyst gemstone itself, head over to read the amethyst birthstone blog post.
Just before we get into the article, here are a couple of things to make clear:
We use AA grade amethyst gemstones. The colour of these amethysts are a are deep purple, with excellent continuous colour. For more information on the types of and properties of amethyst, you might like to have a read of our amethyst birthstone blogpost.
Amethyst is the birthstone of February. Naturally, amethyst gifts are particularly good for Aquarius and Pisces. It’s also the 6thwedding anniversary stone – so too is garnet. You can find more information in the amethyst birthstone blog post here.
Hasso amethyst cufflinks are handmade in the UK from genuine pieces of bike chain, which are plated in gold, silver or rose gold (also in the UK), and are set (again, in the UK – notice a pattern here?) with 1.3 carats of high quality AA grade amethysts.
Amethyst cufflinks look flamboyant. It is one of the most easily recognised stones, and the rich purple gleam is perfectly balanced between flashy and understated.
The amethyst colour means it is versatile and the rich purple is associated with the high status Tyrian purple togas of ancient Rome.
Bike Chain Cufflink Design with Amethyst
Amethyst is one of my favourite gemstones. When I began sourcing the amethysts for the cufflinks I found a huge variety in quality, with many of the amethyst stones being pale and unevenly coloured. I’m pleased to say we have a reliable source of amethysts now, where we only return around 10% of the stones (others gemstones such as citrines have an 60%+ return rate). The AA grade amethysts are a deep colour, which really captures the light and the amethyst crystal magically appears to be far deeper than the stone. The silver is a really solid contemporary style cufflink, but my favourite is the amethyst gold cufflinks; I think the gold is a really great contrast to the purple colour and adds to the feeling of luxury.
Wearing Amethyst Cufflinks
Amethyst cufflinks feel really special, and the deep colour contrasts well with any light coloured shirt. They work really well as a formal cufflink in any metal. The silver and amethyst cufflinks feel very modern and would suit a bold dark striped shirt with white cuffs and would even match a sports jacket.