The word, “amethyst” originates from the Greek word, “amethystos”, which is translated to, “not drunken”. The gemstone was considered an antidote to intoxication by the ancient Greeks and Romans. They crafted drinking vessels from the stone, believing it would prevent drunkenness.
During medieval times, European soldiers wore amethyst amulets to protect them in war, believing the stone could calm their minds, clear their heads, and heal their wounds. Leonardo Da Vinci attributed amethysts to the power of intelligence. He thought the stone had the ability to dissipate evil thoughts. Buddhists in Tibet use amethysts in their prayer beads for wisdom, a clear mind, spiritual awareness, and healing.
This antique English Art Deco ring features a rich purple colored oval faceted amethyst weighing 20.87 carats. The stone measures 28.2 x 14.7 x 9.5 mm, it is prong set in 18 karat gold. This ring is a size 6.75 and weighs 10.9 grams. It is hallmarked with the gold purity mark, ‘750’ and with the maker’s mark, ‘AHB’.
I can’t guarantee this ring will really prevent you from feeling all those glasses of wine, but I can tell you that your finger will look fabulous holding the glass.
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I admit to being a big fan of the Danish jewelry designer N. E. (Niels Erik) From. From lived from 1908 to 1982 and did most of his work in the 1950s when the Modern movement was sweeping through Scandinavia. I find his work to be so bright and whimsical, I admit to having a pretty substantial collection of his pieces tucked away in my own personal jewel box!
This wonderful From ring is fully wrought in sterling silver with a lovely soft matte finish. The ring measures 26.7 mm north to south and 18.4 mm across at the face and sits 8 mm off the finger, it narrows to 4.3 mm at the back of the band. This ring is hallmarked ‘From’ and ‘925S’, weighs 11.0 grams and is a size 7.25US. Made in Denmark around 1950, this mid-century beauty is guaranteed to garner lots of compliments!
The term 'Mizpah' is found in Genesis 31:49, it means 'watchtower' and is used as a blessing, meaning "May the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other". You just know that those sentimental Victorians had to use this romantic and wonderful phrase in their art and jewelry! This ring would likely have been considered a 'sweetheart ring' and would have been given by a gentleman to his lady love interest to show his intention to court her.
This charming Mizpah ring is hand crafted in 9 karat gold. It was made in England in about 1900. The ring is a size 6 US and measures 8 mm wide and 18.7 mm across the face, it weighs 5.1 grams. This unmarked ring has been carefully acid tested as 9 karat gold.
I just fell in love with this sentimental sweetheart of a ring!
There’s a whole world swirling inside an opal. Galaxies and solar systems and stars, neutrinos and cosmic rays.
This fabulous opal seems lit from within with colors of blue, green, purple and orange. Bezel set in silver with gold accents, this Arts & Crafts era ring contains a single opal which measures 7.3 x 5.3 x 2.5 mm and weighs approximately .55 carats. The face of the ring is 15.5 mm north to south and 12.1 mm across, it sits 6 mm off the finger and narrows to 1.8 mm at the back of the band and is a size 4.75 US. This ring is unmarked but tests as just below sterling silver, the gold accents are an applied wash.
Handcrafted around 1910, possibly in England, which is where I purchased this beauty.
Crafted by hand in Birmingham, England in 1900, this wonderful carved wedding band features a repeating pattern of hearts and swirls, going ever round and round for all time. Eternal, just like your love.
The fully hallmarked ring has a great weight and feel and weighs in at 4.1 grams. It is marked for 9 karat gold and has a lovely rosy hue. The ring is a size 7 and it would be difficult, but not impossible to re-size.
The Victorians were quite romantic and they viewed hearts as symbols of love and hope. This wonderful ring would make a very romantic wedding band!