This chunky genuine amethyst nugget cocktail ring is appropriate for day or night. Wear it to the office during the day as a powerful statement ring, or in the evening with a suit or dress. This ring style would also be appropriate during casual occasions with jeans. The adjustable yet sturdy wide band is made of brass, no further ring sizing needed. The natural amethyst stone measures between approximately 18 to 20 millimeters long x 13 to 15 mm wide. Total carat weight of this ring is 45 carats/9 grams including the setting.
Brass is an alloy of copper Cu and zinc Zn, two elements from the periodic table. Because it contains copper, brass also has antiviral and antibacterial properties similar to copper and can conduct electricity.
Amethyst is a member of the quartz family of gemstones, which also includes citrine, agate, ametrine, chalcedony, rock crystal quartz, smoky quartz, rose quartz and various dyed quartzes. Amethyst is formed when oxygen and silicon crystallize together, along with iron particles which contribute to the purple variety of quartz.