Amethyst 925 Solid Sterling Silver Handmade Clutch Ring
Craftsmanship at its best class. It is a very high-quality handcrafted designer ring.
925 Solid Sterling Silver Handmade Ring Studded with Amethyst Oval
Metal: 925 Solid Sterling Silver
GemStone Used: Natural Amethyst
Stone Shape: Oval Cab
Stone Size: 12 x 10 mm
Stone Color: Purple
Ring Sizes Available: 4 to 13 (US)
Amethyst has been a prized gem for centuries. It is the birthstone for Pisces and the month of February, and the gemstone for the 6th anniversary of marriage. The stone is included in royal collections all over the world, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels.
Amethyst is a well-known mineral and gemstone. It is the purple variety of the mineral Quartz and its most valuable and prized variety. Its name derives from the Greek "amethysts", which means "not drunken", as Amethyst in antiquity was thought to ward off drunkenness. When used as a gemstone, Amethyst is often heat treated to deepen the color, or to transform it into Citrine.
Amethyst is most prevalent as small stubby pyramidal crystals, although several localities such as the Mexican occurrences are well-known for producing elegantly tall prismatic crystals, which are very highly regarded by collectors. Amethyst also forms the internal lining of geodes, some of which can be over 10 feet tall and weighing several tons.