This lovely oval amethyst is enhanced with 12 round cut amethysts in a fine 14K mounting. It is an easy ring to wear with the stones catching the light and attracting attention as you move your hand.
Amethysts are the purple variety of quartz crystal. They have been prized for many centuries for their rich color. In the late 18th century and early 19th century amethysts were mainly used for ecclesiastical jewelry or by royalty due to the fact that they were very expensive at that time. The cost dropped substantially when large deposits were discovered in Brazil. Soon the stone ceased to be rare and became widely used.
Color is the most important factor in determining the value of an amethyst. Clarity is a factor as well. Generally the clearest stones are faceted and grading is most often based on visual effect.
In examining the history of gems and jewelry, we have found tales about the thoughts associated with amethysts. It is believed that the stone could control evil thoughts, calm passions, quicken intelligence and make the wearer more shrewd. These thoughts might make you more likely to want an amethyst to add to your jewelry wardrobe.
Fine condition. It will fit a size 7 finger. The total carat weight is 2.5 cts. The ring weighs 4.6 grams. It could be re-sized.
Vintage Sparkling Amethyst Ring
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