Amethyst is a semi-precious stone which comes from the mineral quartz. Although you can get purple sapphires and tanzanite, amethyst is the stone most often associated with this colour.
In ancient times, it was thought amethyst could purify the body of all toxins and the ancient Greeks believed that the stone protected the wearer from drunkenness and enabled them to keep a balanced mindset.
Amethysts were popular during the Victorian era. This beautiful ring is based on an original Victorian design, set with oval amethysts and brilliant cut diamonds.