Purple Amethyst 17.20ct Flawless Old Mine Gemstone Huge Natural Loose Gemstone
Purple Amethyst 17.20ct Flawless Old Mine gemstone huge natural loose gemstone. Amethyst was as expensive as ruby and emerald until the 19th Century, when Brazils large deposits were discovered. It was believed to prevent intoxicationamethystos means not drunk in ancient Greek. Today, as the most valued quartz variety, amethyst is in demand for designer pieces and mass-market jewellery alike, and its purple to pastel hues retain wide consumer appeal. The patron of romantic love wore an amethyst ring carved with the image of Cupid.
Other legends reflected the belief that amethyst kept its wearer clear-headed and quick-witted in battle and in business affairs. Because amethyst was associated with wine, it was believed that wearing amethyst prevented drunkeness. Fine amethysts have been set in religious jewellery and crown jewels for centuries. It was once considered equal in value to ruby, emerald and sapphire.
Outside the EU 5-10 days. The item "Purple Amethyst 17.20ct Flawless Old Mine gemstone huge natural loose gemstone" is in sale since Wednesday, April 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Topaz". The seller is "fine-watch-club" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Shape: Old Mine
- Country of Origin: Afghanistan
- Colour: Purple
- Clarity Grade: Flawless
- Natural/Lab-Created: Natural
- Depth: 12mm
- Length: 17mm
- Width: 17mm
- Cut Grade: Excellent
- Transparency: Transparent
- Total Carat Weight (TCW): 17.20