Amethyst Gemstone ring - Platinum.
A Breathtakingly Spectacular Amethyst & Diamond Cluster Cocktail Ring, the single Oval Mixed-Cut Amethyst is set in a Platinum claw set mount, with a surmount of 40 Brilliant Cut Diamonds with Diamond set shoulders, each set with 5 Baguette Cut Diamonds. The Oval Amethyst weighs approximately 54.60cts. There are 50 Diamonds in total weighing approximately 1.61cts. All set in Platinum. Stamped in the shank PT 900, A 54.60 D1.61. The finger size is P. The Amethyst measures 27 x 22.5mm. The total ring weight is 43.1 grams.
Amethyst is the birthstone associated with February. It is also associated with the astrological signs of Pisces, Aries (especially the violet and purple variety), Aquarius, and Sagittarius. It is a symbol of heavenly understanding, and of the pioneer in thought and action on the philosophical, religious, spiritual, and material planes. Ranking members of the Roman Catholic Church traditionally wear rings set with a large amethyst as part of their office.The Greek word "amethystos" (αμέθυστος) basically can be translated as "not drunken." Amethyst was considered to be a strong antidote against drunkenness, which is why wine goblets were often carved from it. Supposedly, when a drunken Dionysus was pursuing a maiden called Amethystos, who refused his affections, she prayed to the gods to remain chaste. The goddess Artemis granted the prayer, transforming her into a white stone; humbled by Amethystos' desire to remain chaste, Dionysus poured wine over the stone she had become as an offering, dying the crystals purple.Variants of the story include that Dionysus, the god of intoxication, had been insulted by a mortal and swore revenge on the next mortal who crossed his path, creating fierce tigers to carry out his wish; the mortal turned out to be a beautiful young woman, Amethystos, who was on her way to pay tribute to Artemis. Her life is spared by Artemis, who transforms the maiden into a statue of pure crystalline quartz to protect her from the brutal claws. Dionysus wept tears of wine in remorse for his action at the sight of the beautiful statue. The god's tears stained the quartz purple. Another variation involves the goddess Rhea presenting Dionysus with the amethyst stone to preserve the winedrinker's sanity.
Amethyst Gemstone ring. A Platinum Amethyst & Diamond Cluster Ring. Ameyhyst 54.60cts Diamonds 1.61cts approx.