Material: Genuine Fine Sterling Silver (.95 silver, 95% silver content)
Stone(s): 2 genuine amethyst and 1 genuine ocean jasper
Overall Dimension (including bail): 2.75 x 1.6 x 0.4 inches
Inner Bail Diameter: 6 mm
Weight: 20.5 grams
Stamp/Mark: Charles Albert, Fine Sterling Silver
Serial Number: p31972
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."
Jasper is opaque chalcedony quartz that comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, depending on the trace minerals present in the stone. Landscape jasper, which seems to show miniature earth scenes, and ocean jasper with its characteristic green swirls are both popular. Jasper was used for decorative and medicinal in many ancient cultures and the Babylonians believed it was beneficial to women's health.