R1025: 18k Gold, Diamond & Amethyst Ring
This is one of the finest African amethysts I own in my collection. It exhibits that deep rosy violet color that is so highly prized, and almost flawless internally. Looking down on the top, its appearance is like a clear deep reddish violet liquid, with four high quality sparkling round diamonds flanking. I like to use 18k gold when I make rings with exceptionally fine color center gemstones. The contrast between 18k gold and then gem creates visual luxury, as important to a relatively inexpensive amethyst as it is to an emerald, ruby or sapphire.
8.8 grams; 18k yellow gold; 4 round diamonds, 3.2mm, total .48 carat; one faceted transparent emerald cut amethyst, 12.16mm by 9.80mm by 7.03mm deep; intense and vivid rose-violet color; 6.15mm to 3.67mm wide bright polish shank.