An elegantly detailed Victorian ring circa 1890 crafted in 10k gold of a warm rosy hue, featuring an antique radiant-cut amethyst of excellent clarity and an ethereal lavender color known as "Rose de France", estimated at approximately 7 cts. The ten-prong mounting holds the stone aloft with arabesque detailing at the base of the gallery, allowing light to pass under and set off glittering wisteria-rose highlights deep within the stone. The shoulders of the shank are delicately articulated in a classic Victorian Aesthetic motif. I love the way the gold prongs form a frame around the edge of the stone, highlighting the shape and perfectly complimenting it's rich color. Measuring approximately 14.84 mm by 10.64 mm and rising approximately 7.78 mm above the finger when worn, the amethyst is flanked by shoulders of 8.06 mm width that gradully taper to 4.56 mm by the center back of the band. ( 25 mm = 1") Curently size 8 1/2 scant and resizable about 1 1/2 sizes. Please convo for details before purchase if you are interested in our sizing service. In excellent condition with some age appropriate wear that has softened the details of the shoulders. A slight bit of wear as well to the top of the amethyst, visible with a jeweler's loupe, but no deep scratches or chips. The shank is ever so slightly oval in shape, and there's a very faint color change at the outside center back of the band and a contour line inside, evidence of an old sizing, and not noticeable when worn. Not marked for gold content but acid tests to 10k. Engraved with the remnants of the original dedication "Effie" on the inside of the shank. Amethyst lore has a rich and varied history. Traditionally the stone is said to bring it's wearer happiness, love, internal peace and spiritual fulfillment. It has been worn to aid in battling the grip of addictions and alcoholism, in fact the origins of it's name are found in the Greek word amethustos meaning sober. The original legend of the stone itself illustrates that before reality TV there was… Greek mythology. Apparently Dionysis, in a fit of pique over the perceived slight to his gifts of wine and inebriation by an unappreciative mortal, set voracious tigers upon a virginal maid named Amethyst - who it should be noted was not the original offender. Talk about wrong place wrong time. When the unfortunate girl cried out to her patron saint Diana she was turned into an inedible pillar of white granite… uh, rather than be transported to a safer location, but I guess Diana had to think fast. Not completely lacking a heart Dionysis was shaken by this sight and realizing his overreaction cried tears of wine onto the pillar which promptly turned purple… creating the gemstone Amethyst. In 1912 it was adopted by the American National Jeweler's Association as the official birthstone for February and is considered the birthstone for the zodiac sign Pisces. It's also a traditional gift for the sixth wedding anniversary. ❃ The Eden Collective Ring Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective?section_id=13939721&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1 ❃ We are happy to offer layaway. For details and other policies please read my terms and conditions before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/policy USA - USPS Priority with tracking & insurance 2-3 business days Canada - FEDEX with tracking and insurance 6-10 business days International - USPS or FEDEX with tracking and insurance 5-10 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location.