Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery

Regular price £269.00

A beautiful Amethyst surrounded by a halo of Diamonds with a total carat weight of 0.12ct. A traditional style of ring which never seems to go out of fashion.

This ring is available in sizes K-O. It can be adjusted beyond this range once I receive it, however, to maintain the quality there is a small surcharge for size 'S' and above to allow for the extra gold that is necessary. Please contact me for a quote.

This ring is also available in Blue Topaz, Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Tanzanite, Ruby, and Emerald. White Gold is also possible, as is 18ct Gold. If no link please do contact me for pricing, times scale and layaway.

LAYAWAY: I offer layaway, which allows you to pay in instalments with no interest over a maximum time period of six months. This item could be paid for with:

A deposit of £65

2 instalments of £85

3 instalments of £56.65

4 instalments of £42.50

5 instalments of £34

Terms are flexible. Please contact me to initiate. PayPal required. You do not receive the item until fully paid for. See my Policies page for Ts&Cs.

Gold is the most malleable of all metals. It can be drawn into a monoatomic wire, and then stretched about twice before it breaks.  A single gram of gold can be beaten into a sheet of 1 square meter, and an avoirdupois ounce into 300 square feet. Gold is a good conductor of heat and electricity.

Throughout history, Amethyst has been one of the most popular and mystical of all gemstones. Amethyst is the name given to purple Quartz and some believe that its name derives from the Greek word “Amethustos”, “A” meaning “not” and “methustos” meaning “to intoxicate”. In ancient times, wealthy lords who wanted to stay sober were said to have had drinking glasses or goblets made from Amethyst. While pouring wine for their guests they could serve themselves water, as the dark purple hue of the gem would disguise the colour of the drink so it looked like wine, thus allowing the lord to appear to be partaking in a tipple.

Diamonds are extremely rare, with concentrations of at most parts per billion in the source rock. Loose Diamonds are also found along existing and ancient shorelines, where they tend to accumulate because of their size and density. There are sources other than the Earth’s mantle for Diamonds; when meteorites strike the ground, the shock wave can produce high enough temperatures and pressures for microDiamonds and nanoDiamonds to form.  Popigai crater in Russia may have the world's largest Diamond deposit, estimated at trillions of carats, and formed by an asteroid impact.

Different gemstones need different care – remember that many jewellery cleaning products can harm softer, porous or organic gems. If in doubt, a soft moist cloth is suitable for cleaning any gem.

The other important thing to remember with storage is to keep jewellery away from strong light, which can fade many gems. Amethyst, Ametrine, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Beryl, Citrine, Kunzite, Rose Quartz and Smokey Quartz are all particularly at risk of fading in strong sunlight.

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