This is a beautiful row of five deep purple (not black) baguette cut amethysts, channel set so that no gold shows between them, set in heavy 14 karat gold--size 9--and not a flimsy ring. I didn't clean this before I scanned it so you will see some dust where the stones meet. The diamonds are very white so extremely visible for being so tiny. And, they are full cut, not chips. It has no scratches or wear at all. The face of the band measures 7/8 by 5/8 inches; the shanks in the back tapers a little to 1/4 inch for comfort. The amethysts are the best royal purple hue!