Ultra Violet Jewelry

In honor of Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet, Secrète Fine Jewelry in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD is showcasing beautiful jewelry in the same mysterious, royal hue.

Pantone explains how Ultra Violet, a rich bluish purple shade “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” We see the same creativity and forward-thinking passion in the gem amethyst.

Amethyst is a semi-precious stone, but because of its beautiful purple hue, it’s been worn by royalty for centuries. Throughout the ages, people have attributed magical powers of healing and protection to this dynamic stone, and, according to the GIA, ancient people, who associated the purple color with wine, believed that wearing this stone could help you fend off drunkenness. In fact, the name amethyst comes from the Greek “amethustos,” which means sober-- who knew? While we can’t guarantee our jewelry will help you avoid a hangover, we definitely believe that the right piece of amethyst jewelry can inspire you to think creatively and be more artistic.

Amethyst is also the February birthstone, but its beautiful Ultra Violet color makes it popular for people born in all months. It looks amazing when paired with other gems or on its own.

When choosing amethyst jewelry, Secrète will help you select a stone with deep, uniform color, beautiful clarity and mount it in a setting that is perfect for your style. When paired with Ultra Violet colored amethyst, yellow gold provides a beautiful contrast, white gold or platinum gives a cool and subtle look, and rose gold inspires a vintage elegance.

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One of our more forward-thinking rings in Ultra Violet- 18k yellow gold, amethyst, and black diamonds.

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This amethyst, 18k yellow gold, and diamond necklace is one of our most versatile designs at Secrète Fine Jewelry.

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Original amethyst ring from the Secrète catalog in 18k yellow gold.

Abigail Bracy