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Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery

Regular price £299.00

An unusual triangular cut Amethyst & Diamond cluster ring in 9ct gold. Designed with Amethyst to the centre with brilliant cut diamonds surrounding. The centre Amethyst is .75cts, while the Diamond halo comprises .07cts total.

Available in sizes J-Q; for sizes outside this range please contact me. Also available in Swiss Blue Topaz, and Morganite, and in London Blue Topaz in White Gold.

This cut was introduced by the Asscher brothers in Amsterdam and was later trademarked by the Henry Meyer Diamond Company of New  York in 1962. Today, now that this trademark has elapsed, the term “Trilliant Cut” is used to refer to all triangular shaped gems. I love the unusual shape, it can really enhance the colour of a gem and has lots of sparkle.

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!

Said to be “a girl’s best friend”, the name derives from the ancient Greek word ‘adamas’ meaning invincible. The quality of this gem’s colour, clarity and cut are more tightly measured than for any other gemstone, and although there are various standards used across the globe, that of the Gemological Institution of America (GIA) is the most widely used.  The value of a similar carat weight of Diamonds can vary dramatically, based on their clarity and colour - and to some extents more importantly - how well the gemstone has been cut. Its very high refractive index is what gives the gem its famous sparkle; its strong lustre is described as an adamantine lustre.

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