The word amethyst derives from the two Greek words 'a' and 'méthystos', literally translating as “not drunk.” Amethyst is considered a stone of protection and has been appreciated by ancient cultures for its calming and purifying attributes. Ranking seven on Mohs scale of hardness, the gem is 100% natural. Adding a unique twist to your stylish appearance, this five stone ring is decked with gleaming purple rounds of amethyst. Detailed with miligrain, the piece is fashioned in stainless steel. Natural properties of mined gemstones offer a slight difference in color saturation, hue, and tone. Gemstone images may not always capture these slight differences.