Antique Amethyst Ring

10K yellow gold antique amethyst ring, weighing 4.6 grams and measuring 5/8" in length. The filigree scrollwork, surrounding the round faceted amethyst, is reminiscent of an old-fashioned ironwork gate. Circa 1930s.

Size 6.75; can be resized if needed


Amethyst is the violet-colored member of the quartz family; its name comes from the Greek amethustos, or "not to intoxicate." Regarded since ancient times as the stone of royalty and spirituality, amethyst has been worn over the centuries to guard against intoxication, aid in meditation, protect travelers, and assure victory in battle. Amethyst is the birthstone for February, and the gemstone for the first wedding anniversary.