• Clear quartz & amethyst twisted bracelet


    This amethyst and quartz bracelet forms part of the T's Twisted Collection.  It is a beautiful bracelet made using the ancient Japanese technique of kumihimo.  The word kumihimo translated means the gathering together of cords and has been dated back to the Nara period in Japan around 640AD.

    This bracelet has been made with amethyst and clear quartz nuggets on beading wire with 925 sterling silver plated findings.  

    Bracelet length:  approx 8.5 inches

    Birthstone:  February - amethyst

    If you like the look of this bracelet but would like it with different gemstones or in a different colour wave please contract me. I can also create necklaces and earrings to match.

    A little bit of history, myth and legend!

    Kumihimo is a Japanese braiding technique.  Early examples of the use of braiding can be found as far back as the Jomon period (8000-300 BC) but did not become more common place until the Nara period of Japan's history (AD 645-784) where it was a simple form of single loop braiding.  Since these times kumihimo has become an integral part to Japanese culture and has been used in a functional and decorative way to lace up a Samuri and his horses armour.  In Japan today kumihimo braids are used to tie haori, jackets, and are used for tying on obi a kimono sash.

    The name amethyst  is derived from the Greek 'ametusthos' meaning 'not intoxicated'.  Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and can come in a range of shades from a deep purple to a pale lilac.  The element that creates this purple colour is manganese within the clear quartz, with the amount of iron included in the gemstone being responsible for the depth of colour. 

    In ancient times amethyst was thought to be the 'gem of fire' and was at points in history worth as much as diamond.  Amethyst has long been associated with royalty throughout the ages due to is purple colour and is the official birthstone for February.  It is thought to guard against drunkenness and helpful in curing addiction.  Many believe that if worn amethyst will make the wearer more gentle and amiable.

    If you are interested in anything in the Toria's Trinkets collection but would like something made personally for you please contact me and i would be happy to sit and talk to you about your thoughts and how i can create a unique bespoke piece for you to treasure.  I have a wide variety of gemstones that i use to create my pieces and if i don't have exactly what you are looking for in my stash i will be able to obtain it in order to create your piece of jewellery.

    Your piece will come in either an organza bag or boxed.

    All items from my collections are created with love, care and attention to detail and i hope that when you receive your item you love it as much as i do.  I use 100% genuine gemstones and high quality materials.  I love what i do and hope you do too.

    love and light x