For those who like their amethysts reverberating with royal heliotrope hues...
This antique ring holds a round, faceted amethyst of 2.5 carats (under 9 mm). Those lush, saturated shades are balanced with pricks of flickering highlights of lilac and violet.
Luminous gold forms a cage of open work that augments to gemstone with delicacy and visual interest. The setting is 14k gold and the ring dates to circa 1930.
Often prongs work against the gemstone, hiding its beauty, but in this case, becomes a delicate backdrop providing focus and contrast. A medium-scale ring, it rests lower on the finger for wear any day and anytime.