Because of their grape-like color, the Greeks associated amethyst with the wine god, Bacchus. They believed that wearing amethyst could protect you from drunkenness (the word amethystos meant “not drunk” in ancient Greek). According to gemstone lore, amethyst jewelry keeps its wearer clear-headed and clever.
Claw prong-set, this American ring features a Rose-De-France amethyst, positioned beautifully atop an aesthetic movement band. Very hard to find in this scale, this example is very comfortable with a thick band throughout.
Materials and Features: amethyst, 14k gold
Age/Origin: Victorian, American, c. 1870
Measurements: Size 7
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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