"Maya"

Antique 18K & Amethyst Ring

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  • $1,150.00
  • Regular price $1,300.00


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. Today, we associate the amethyst as the birthstone for the month of February that provides a soothing and happy effect with purple hues ranging from pale lilac to deep plum.

Presenting a gorgeous amethyst ring, set in rich 18 karat yellow gold with repousse swirls on the generous shank. The amethyst cabochon positively glows, casting a purple aura that compliments any ensemble. A very special find with a true, deep purple amethyst sure to bring a smile every time you wear it!

Details (approximate)

Size (can be resized): 6.25

Materials: 18K yellow gold, Amethyst cabochon stone

Marks: 18K

Condition: Excellent Antique condition commensurate with age and wear