Men's Amethyst Ring in 925 Sterling Silver
Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Amethyst: diameter - 2.0 cm
shape - Round cabochon
setting type - Bezel setting and adhesive
Product weight: 6.0 gr
Amethyst is the birthstone of Pisces: February 20 - March 20
If you were born in February, your birthstone is amethyst – a purple gemstone that has starring roles in the jewelry and regalia of kings and queens. The February birthstone is found in the personal collections of Great Britain’s and Russia’s royal families.
Amethyst is a variety of quartz. The gem comes in colors that range from light lilac to a deep, intense purple. Natural irradiation acting on trace elements of iron in its crystal structure causes the color. Until large deposits of amethyst were discovered in Brazil just two centuries ago, the gem was as expensive as ruby and emerald, and relegated largely to the nobility. Today, amethyst is plentiful and affordable. Fine quality natural amethyst has a modest price tag, and the price per carat does not rise dramatically with larger size. So if you were born in February – or love the color purple – consider making a royal statement by adding a piece of beautiful amethyst jewelry to your wardrobe.
The amethyst has been known to be very protective to those who wear it. It can act as a natural tranquilizer, reducing stress and strain, eliminating irritability and balancing one's mood. It also helps to dissolve any negativity in one's life.
As a professional support stone, Agate stabilizes the imagination and inspiration of artists, provides personal security for police, telephone workers, cooks, chefs and bakers, and protection from falling objects for builders and construction workers. It provides physical strength and endurance for dancers, dentists, and environmentalists, and emotional endurance for educators and recreational workers
Agate occurs in wide range of colors and patterns. Although some colors occur more commonly than others, almost all agate will be multicolored due to unique banding. Single-colored agates are often traded using specific trade names, such as sard and carnelian. Agate colors can include black, white, blue, red, green, yellow, orange, brown, pink, purple and gray.
Care and treatment: Agate can be cleaned very easily using warm soapy water and a soft brush. Keeping in mind that agate is quartz and its hardness and durability, be sure to not use any other objects that are harder than agate for scrubbing or cleaning. As with most gemstones, you should not use any household chemicals when caring or cleaning your agate gemstone or gemstone jewelry pieces.