ANTIQUE 14K GOLD NATURAL PURPLE AMETHYST RING VICTORIAN GEMSTONE PERFECT SIZE 9.5 3.48 GRAMS 10 PRONG OVAL CUT AMETHYST APPROX 11 MM X 8 MM 2.75 CARATS. A bright purple faceted oval amethyst glistens atop a Victorian fanciful 10 prong setting in this distinctively lovely victorian -era delight, die-struck and hand-finished in 14K yellow gold, circa turn of the century.Currently ring size 9 1/4. Dazzling and divine, this gemstone takes your evening attire to the next level. Fashioned in 14K rose yellow gold, this confident choice features a luxurious 2.75 carat oval-shaped bright purple amethyst completes the look in shimmering style.
And a bright polished shine, this ring packs a big visual impact. Because of its wine-like color, early Greek legends associated amethyst with Bacchus, the god of wine. Other legends reflected beliefs that amethyst kept its wearer clear-headed and quick-witted in battle and in business affairs. Because amethyst was associated with wine, it was believed that wearing amethyst prevented drunkeness. Fine amethysts have been set in religious jewelry and royal crown jewels for ages.It was once considered equal in value to ruby, emerald, and sapphire. Its no wonder that fine amethyst adorns the fingers of bishops as well as the coronation regalia of British royalty. Amethyst is the birthstone for February and one of the emblems of the twelve apostles. Amethyst is one of the most precious and valuable stones belonging to the quartz group of minerals, with exception to rare blue-green gem silica. It is recognized as the official birthstone for the month of February.
Amethyst belongs to the macrocrystalline branch of quartz and owes its violet/purple color to iron and aluminum impurities. Without such coloring agents, amethyst would simply be transparent, ordinary colorless quartz.Like other varieties of macrocrystalline quartz, amethyst has transparent to translucent clarity and a vitreous luster. Cryptocrystalline varieties of quartz almost always occur with translucent to opaque clarity. The item "ANTIQUE ESTATE 14K GOLD NATURAL PURPLE AMETHYST RING VICTORIAN GEMSTONE 2.75 CTS" is in sale since Tuesday, September 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Rings". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts.
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