Stone(s): Genuine amethyst, approximately 15 carats
Ring Face Dimension: 0.8 x 0.6 x 0.4 inches
Weight: 9.2 grams
Ring Size (US): 7
Serial Number: r27560
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."