The flawless, deep purple amethyst is the most prized gemstone of the quartz family. This gemstone allows the jeweller to make robust and beautiful engagement rings and jewellery. For those with a February birthday, the amethyst has a special connection, as it is their birthstone.
Amethyst is said to hold the power to inspire a deep-rooted love.
Stylish Victorian women of the 19th century wore faceted gemstones such as the newly popular amethyst. Small diamonds or pearls surrounded the main stone and all the gemstones were mounted in yellow gold.
The Art Nouveau era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a change in approach towards jewellery. In contrast to previous eras, semi-precious gemstones such as amethyst became valued for their colour and form rather than their financial value.
In the Art Deco era of the 1920s and 1930s, amethysts gave jewellery liveliness and interest, especially when placed next to precious stones such as diamonds, including the 1930s favourite baguette cut diamonds.
View our selection of beautifully designed amethyst rings in platinum and gold, or decide to go bespoke with the amethyst engagement ring created especially for you to last a lifetime.