The name Amethyst comes from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning "not intoxicated." The jewel was named so according to a Greek myth. The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult, said that the first person he should meet up with would be eaten by tigers. The unfortunate maiden who he ran into was named Amethyst. The goddess Diana protected her by turning her into a clear crystal. Bacchus regretted his brutality and poured his wine over the crystal, turning it into the lovely violet hue we all know and love. This story has helped establish the belief that amethyst can be worn as protection from inebriation and to strengthen clear headedness.
Converted from an antique brooch using an antique replica shank, this amethyst ring is simply dazzling! The rich, bright purple stone is faceted, creating sparkles with every gesture you make. The 18 karat gold setting boasts some pretty fancy archeological revival motifs, which encircle the gem with perfect balance and fanfare. A wonderful piece of antique jewelry is now ready to enjoy her new life where she will get all of the attention!
Size (can be resized): 10.25
Weight: 5.4 grams
Materials: Gold, Amethyst
Metal: 18K yellow gold (top); 14K yellow gold (shank)
Condition: Excellent converted Antique condition.