This sterling silver amethyst ring would also make a great handmade engagement or wedding ring!
Amethyst boasts the color of royalty, a rich violet-purple and is the most highly prized variety of quartz. Amethyst is cleansing, both physically and psychologically. It helps promote internal balance, harmony and stability. Amethyst also helps sharpen the conscious mind and enhances one’s mental powers. It is used to improve memory and keeps thoughts in line with life goals. Amethyst is the stone of pure, true, emotional love.
Sugilite is named for the Japanese geologist who discovered the first specimens in 1944, Ken-ichi Sugi. In 1975, the only known deposit of gem grade sugilite was found in the Wessel Mine in the Kalahari Desert near Hotazel in Kuruman, Republic of South Africa. At first it was thought to be a very small sugilite deposit, but later found to be a commercial sized deposit estimated to contain as much as ten to twenty tons located 3,200 feet below the surface. Sugilite commands a high price for an opaque gem material, due in part to the difficulty of removing it from such a great depth.
It is thought that sugilite strengthens the heart and promotes physical healing as well as reducing stress by balancing the mind, body and spirit. Sugilite seems to protect against and dissipate anger and other negative energies by encouraging peace of mind, a general feeling of well being and spiritual love.