"The Vision"

Antique 9K, 14K & Amethyst Conversion Ring

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  • Regular price $875.00

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 cufflink, this mesmerizing ring features a glowing closed back amethyst cabochon stone emerging from the 9 karat setting like a crystal ball kept very safely by the Oracle! We have paired it with a replica shank that compliments the repouse' work on the original setting. A wonderful, mysterious piece that commands attention every time you wear it!

Details (approximate)

Size (can be resized): 7.5

Weight: 2.5 grams

Materials: Gold, amethyst

Metal: 9K yellow gold (original element), 14K yellow gold (replica shank)

Marks: None

Condition: Excellent converted Antique condition commensurate with age and wear