18 Karat Gold Crown Set , Five Carat Amethyst Gemstone Ring

Civil War Era , 18 karat gold Amethyst Ring
18 kt gold Antique Amethyst Ring

The ring setting is handmade of 18 karat gold and has 12 prongs to hold the 5 carat natural Amethyst gemstone. The rings shoulders in the gold work are extra detailed in the handmade setting. This style of setting is called crown set which was an extra fine quality of work which looks like a crown when looking at the ring from the side. The hand cut Amethyst is a medium shade of purple and is a nice clear stone.
Amethyst Facts:
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and the most valued member of the quartz family. It must be purple to be amethyst, but it can display a range of shades including deep purple, light lilac, lavender and mauve. Top quality amethyst is a deep medium purple with rose-colored flashes. Its purple color made it a stone of royalty for many thousands of years.
The ring is circa 1860 to 1865 , it is from Philadelphia. The ring’s size is 4 ½ but can be resized if needed larger or smaller. This is a quality handmade mid-Victorian ring in 18 karat Gold. The current insured price is $1800.00 as of February 2011.

Price: $495.00