Overall Dimension (including bail): 1.6 x 0.5 x 0.3 inches
Inner Bail Diameter: 5 mm
Weight: 8.3 grams
Serial Number: p31563
Amethyst is an extremely sought-after gem which has been valued by many civilizations since antiquity. A variety of vitreous quartz, amethyst often forms dramatic prismatic crystals which are often formed into jewelry without being cut. Brazil and Uruguay are common sources of high quality amethyst. In the early Christian church, amethyst was believed to guard against intoxication, hence its derivation from the Greek "amethustos," meaning "not drunk."