A summer afternoon

High quality band ring with amethyst in gold, Fochtmann/Munich circa 2000

This ring presents a beautiful amethyst of intense lilac color. The oval cabochon cut stone is set in gleaming gold. The stone sits in a bezel setting, which is a wide band ring made of solid 18-karat gold. The compact and closed shape of the ring make it comfortable to wear. As the engravings inside the ring's band reveal, the ring was created in Munich. It bears the signet of the jeweller Fochtmann. The piece of jewellery comes with an independent appraisal by the Munich master goldsmith Kurt Seubert. The ring is beautifully preserved and inspires with its workmanship and appealing color.

Amethyst, agate, jasper, citrine and onyx - for the chemist all these gemstones are uniformly quartz. But how different are the shapes and colors that nature offers us! The amethyst, agate, jasper, citrine and onyx - all these stones fall into the group of quartz. Their colours, however, are quite unique. Amethyst is the purple son of this family. Its name, from the Greek "amethystos" - "counteracting intoxication" - expresses the ancient belief that its wearer was immune to the intoxicating effects of wine. The color spectrum ranges from the deep violet of Siberian amethysts to a delicate, cool, almost pinkish tone, also called "Rose de France".

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.