Unique Sterling silver Ring with Amethyst
Sterling silver, Silver 925, Amethyst
Size: 19.2 / US 9 1/4
Element size: 47x24mm, Height 12mm
Stone: Amethyst 19x13mm
Ring width 13mm
Amethyst is a type of purple or purple quartz, a variety that is often used as a gemstone. Amethyst was used as a gemstone in ancient Egypt, where it was used as a material for stamps. In ancient Greece and ancient Rome, people wore amethyst mascots and used dishes made of amethyst.
In the past, amethyst was ranked among the most valuable gemstones alongside diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald.
As amethyst is a popular gemstone, several descriptive terms are used to denote different shades of amethyst.
- "Rose de France" - pale pink lilac or purple. Least requested type.
- "Siberian" - intense purple with a red glow. The most sought after and expensive type. Stones of this color are found not only in Siberia but also in Uruguay, Zambia and elsewhere.
- Amethrin is a relatively recent term applied to amethyst - citrine crystals, some of which are purple and some of which are yellow.