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 sweet, deep purple amethyst ring is a classic beauty! Set in 9 karat yellow gold, it is has a simple shank, and is accentuated with golden prongs, making a little splash of violet for your hand!
Size (can be resized): 6.75
Dimensions: Ring top is 15.4mm wide
Weight: 4.1 grams
Materials: Gold, amethyst
Metal: 9K yellow gold
Condition: Excellent antique condition