Have a highly valued amethyst and diamond ring in your jewelry box
The dominant color in an amethyst and diamond ring is purple which has long been the color of loyalty.
Amethyst is the most highly valued stone in the quartz group. Its crystals always grow on to a base.
It has a mohs’ hardness of 7 and doesn’t scratch easily so can be worn daily.
The most important deposits are found in Brazil, Madagascar, Russia and Arizona in the USA.
The violet color in Amethyst is attributed to certain iron constituents in connection with natural radioactive radiation.
When heat treated between 470 – 750 degrees C, Amethyst produces light yellow, green, red-brown or colorless varieties.
For thousands of years, the amethyst has been prized jewel by both loyalty and commoners alike.
Its seductive violet hues have beckoned to us all from the extravagant pendants and scepters of rulers to the subtle engagement rings of brides in waiting.
In the Bible, Moses describes it as part of the priestly breastplate representing the 12 tribes of Israel.
It has since been quite popular in the ornaments of the catholic clergy over the centuries as it was thought to put the wearer in a chaste frame of mind and symbolize piety & trust.
It was the stone of bishops and cardinals; we find it in prelates’ crosses and in the so-called Papal Ring (Italian, 15th century) in the Jewelery Museum in Pforzheim.
In popular belief, the amethyst offers protection against drunkenness – for the Greek words ‘amethystos’ when translated means ‘not intoxicated’.
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An amethyst ring will give you a look of regality and glamour. If you believe such things, it will combat insect bites and beautify the skin.
It is also regarded as a stone of friendship meaning it would be great in a promise ring.
Gemstone therapists say that the amethyst has a cleansing effect.
Amethyst rings are some of my favorites simply because they make me look really good. They turn heads and have an aura of mysticism attached to them.