Mark Schneider often derives his inspiration from the innovative buildings of his favorite architects who extend the boundaries of their field in the same way that he strives to blaze the trail in jewelry design. This brand new pendant showcases a hexagon-shaped amethyst skillfully cut to reveal the internal architecture of the gemstone: a surreal stairway. This symbol of progress—onward and upward—is made with steps at precarious angles that create a sense of instability. The dynamic energy of the amethyst staircase leaves us guessing...where will it lead?