Sparkly 1.75 ct amethyst measures approx 10 x 7 mm. Shield cut gem with excellent color, cut and clarity. Set deep into a 7.8 mm wide sterling band for a lower profile ring, it is less likely to snag. The ring registers 6.5 size on the ring mandral but fits comfortably on a size 7 finger as well. The band features an antiqued (oxidized) chain pattern and is benchmarked sterling. Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February. Amethyst is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. At one time, only royalty could wear the gem. Ancient Greeks thought that the amethyst guarded against intoxication. In fact, amethyst comes from amethystos, a Greek word meaning sober.