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.
This pretty amethyst ring has been converted from a brooch using an antique replica shank. The sparkling faceted amethyst is the perfect plum color, while the setting has a delightedly royal feel, with the crown-like motif! So, we've named our little beauty "Princess Plum"!
Size (can be resized): 5
Dimensions: ring top is 14mm at widest point.
Weight: 3.6 grams
Materials: Gold, Amethyst
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Condition: Excellent Antique converted condition