Bedazzle your loved one with this unique African amethyst cocktail ring. Crafted to elegance in lustrous rose gold, this ring features a single rectangle-cut shimmering diamond center stone surrounded by sparkling diamonds in a halo design. The beauty of the purple amethyst combines well with the shining diamonds to give it a splendid feel. This ring has been enhanced with a high polish finish and is perfect for your special occasion. What makes amethyst special? Purple, grape, violet, indigo, raspberry and plum amethyst comes in a pallet of gorgeous shades. Known to stimulate creativity, bring in calm, quietude and sobriety the stone is immensely popular with high end designers, artisans and also has a royal fan following. The colors and the properties of this gemstone make it very special What is the meaning of amethyst? The word “amethyst” comes from a Greek word that means “not drunken” because the stone was thought to counter the effects of alcohol. It is also believed to aid with moderation in general and keeping a balanced mind. Desired and admired across the world, amethysts are the best-selling purple-hued gemstones. A favorite among purposeful crystals, amethysts are used as healing stones in connection with the crown or third eye chakra. Is amethyst a birthstone? Romantic amethyst is the birthstone of lucky ladies born in February. Gorgeous on everyone, the ring makes an especially sweet and on-point gift for those celebrating their birthday in the month of February. It can also be gifted as a luxurious Valentine’s Day present for Pieces. What is the Greek legend about amethyst? Several tales have been told about this mystical gem however the Greek legend is perhaps one of the most famous. According to the myth, the god Bacchus was angry over an insult, and was going to avenge himself by releasing a hoard of tigers upon the first person who crossed his path. Amethyst stumbled into Bacchus when on way to give thanks at the shrine of the god Diana. Before the tigers could eat Amethyst, she was saved by Diana, and Dianna was turned into a clear crystal. Bacchus, feeling guilty for the fate he had caused her, poured the juice of grapes over the stone as an offering. According to the myth, this is what gave the gem its unique purple hue. The tale continues and perpetuates the belief that if you drink from an amethyst cup, you will be abstained from intoxication. How are diamonds created? Diamonds are formed deep beneath the earth surface, created under intense pressure and brought to the surface by hot volcanic activity. What do diamonds symbolize? Diamonds have been admired by objects of desire since ancient times and have been adorned by women and men for centuries for many reasons. Believed by Ancient Romans & Greeks to be the tears of gods or pieces of falling stars, diamonds are also said to have influence beyond love. Diamonds are said to bring the wearer great strength, protection, and clarity. Worn as protection in battle, diamonds have been embellished throughout histories & cultures. What is the history of diamonds? Diamonds have always been a sign of wealth, worn by elite classes and wealthy rulers-but in addition to being displayed as adornment and good luck charms, diamonds were also used as carving tools and even digested as medicine. The first diamonds were found in India and traded along the Silk Road, but as the supply dwindled in South Asia, other countries, including Brazil and South America, became the new suppliers. Today, production has increased to about 100 million carats per year across the globe. What inspired this design? This ring is inspired by the orchid flower. The beauty of the orchid flower, its freshness, its unique fragrance all are qualities that resonate with this breathtaking cocktail ring. The choice of stones amethyst and diamond, add a chic overall look to this ring. A splendid addition to any jewelry collection.