The bright purple amethyst in this re-polished estate ring is accented by the 40 smaller diamonds in the halo and on the band. The diamonds have a nice clarity at SI-1/SI-2 and are a decent shade of white at GH colour. The pear cut amethyst is a nice deep purple colour with great scintillation. This ring and other lively estate pieces are available today from London Gold.
Interestingly, the name "amethyst" comes from the ancient Greek "methystos", which means intoxicated. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. More recently amethyst has become the traditional birthstone for February and is said to promote peacefulness, contentment, and emotional stability.