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Grapes & Vines - Estate Sterling silver Amethyst Ring. This beautiful ring is made of sterling silver, hallmarked 925, for sterling silver. Featuring a stunning genuine natural amethyst and beautiful silver work. The expertly claw set amethyst is a round cut and faceted, the beautiful gemstone sparkles like a diamond , showing hues of lighter and deeper shades of purple when the light hits the gemstone. The silver work on this ring is lovely, it is a substantial ring, heavier than most contemporary designs. However beautifully detailed , displaying flowers , leaves and scrolls. The scroll work extends down the shoulders of the ring , giving the ring a beautiful detailed profile on the sides. The shank is smooth and polished, which allows for a comfortable fit and easy sizing. This Estate ring has an Edwardian feel, it would make a perfect gift or wonderful addition to any jewellery collection.
Amethyst jewelry has been found and dated as early as 2000 BC. Some historical accounts say that Saint Valentine had an amethyst ring carved with an image of Cupid. For those familiar with Old Testament history, amethyst was one of the twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel.
Over and above the physical properties and benefits of amethyst, the stone's purple colour is a natural tranquiliser. It is said to dispel rage, help manage fears and anger, and calm rage and anxiety. Other believed benefits of amethyst include the ability to alleviate sadness and grief and dissolving negativity.
Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. They heated the silver ore and blew air over it, a process called cupellation.
Measurements: Face of ring 20.00 mm x 14.00 mm
Stone Size: Amethyst 2.00 carat
Ring Size: 7
Weight: 3.20 grams
Date: 21st Century