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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