Looking for an amethyst ring?
If you are in the market for an amethyst ring, made from the most precious stone in the quartz group of gemstone, then here's some facts about amethyst to keep you in the know.
First, the name of the stone that adorns a true amethyst ring comes from the Greek word 'amethystos' which also translates into 'not drunken.' That means for years, amethyst was considered to be a strong antidote against drunkenness. Many wine goblets were often carved from it, and the gem still symbolizes sobriety today.
An amethyst ring features a transparent stone hued with purple, which is considered a royal color. That's why an amethyst ring used to be considered a symbol of power worn only by those in royalty. In fact, fine amethyst rings and other jewelry are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were a favorite of both Catherine the Great and ancient Egyptian royalty. The Christian church and was referred to the stone of bishops.Pretty interesting, right? Is it making you more interested in finding the right amethyst ring?
When shopping for an amethyst ring, there are many color variations to choose from. Keep in mind that when it comes to an amethyst ring, deep colors are the most valuable. This is true particularly in stones with a rich purple with rose flashes. The Siberian deep purple with red and blue flash amethyst commands the highest prices. So-called green amethyst does not really count as amethyst, which is by definition violet or purple.And these make less valuable amethyst rings to look fore. Remember when shopping for and amethyst ring that in artificial light amethyst does not display its best color.
In the Zodiac, many people believe that the cosmos is reflected in gemstones. In that case, the amethyst belongs to the planet Neptune. The esoteric movement revived the ancient believe and the gem industry made it another marketing tool to promote certain gems and another reason to buy an amethyst ring. Amethyst is said to be of help for headaches, pancreas and backache. But the health benefits of wearing an amethyst ring are hard to prove.
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