Amethyst, Steel & 18K Ring
Amethyst is purple crystal quartz and the most valued variety of quartz. Tones vary from deep purple with red and blue internal lights, to lighter clear purples and even a pink with highlights of blue known as “Rose d France”. It is composted of silicon dioxide, with iron or manganese impurities creating the purple color.
The Greeks believed that amethyst would keep one from becoming intoxicated. The Pope’s ring is an Amethyst- when you get your audience remember to kiss the air above the gem- we wouldn’t want to wear it down over thousands of years with our lips.