Total Weight: 25.3 grams
Bracelet Size: Approximately 7-3/4” in length, 7/8” in width, and 5/16” in thickness
Gemstone: Amethyst (Approximate size: 29mm X 19mm X 8mm)
Color: Medium Range
Gem Stone Size: Approximately 18mm in length, 14mm in width, and 6mm in depth
Estimate Stone Total Weight: Conservatively -- 40 carats
Condition: Overall I would say the bracelet is in fine condition. There are some unnoticeable problems as far as clarity with a two of the stones. One has some inclusions, the other has an unnoticeable chip.
The bracelet was acquired from an estate along with many other interesting items. It weighs 25.3 grams, and is set in a linking antique gold filled setting. The price reflects that it is antique, of artistic design, quality craftsmanship and made of affordable quality materials.
According to Gemstone Shoppers… “The meaning and symbology of “amethyst” is one of spiritual contentment. It helps to strengthen the connection and communication between the mind, body, spirit and other worlds. It is very beneficial as a stone of protection because it neutralizes negative energy. Amethyst gemstones also assist people to become more flexible and adopt new ideas more easily.”
In Ancient Greece, amethysts were believed to ward off the effects of drunkenness and were worn as amulets by inexperienced drinkers. This is how the stone got its name - from the Greek "amethusos" meaning "not drunk".
Amethyst is an excellent stone for providing protection and was one of the stones worn by the High Priest Aaron in the breastplate that protected against injury. In Greek lore, the goddess Diana turned a nymph lady into an amethyst out of jealousy because she was loved by Bacchus, the god of wine. Bacchus, in despair, then poured wine over the statue, imbuing it with its purple color.
Amethyst is considered helpful in heightening the spiritual connection and is always used in "The Bishop's Ring," worn by officials of the Catholic Church on the right hand.
It is the birthstone for February.