To be completely honest, purple has never been one of my favourite colours. Though I love to wear and use colour in general, I own very few items in this particular shade. If there is one thing that always makes me question this (lack of) preference, it's amethyst. Amethyst gemstones & raw quartz alike never fail to make me swoon a little. From the palest lilac to the deepest royal hue, they all work their magic on me.
And like any self-respecting L.M. Montgomery aficionado, amethysts always bring this passage from Anne of Green Gables to mind...
I think amethysts are just sweet. They are what I used to think diamonds were like. Long ago, before I had ever seen a diamond, I read about them and I tried to imagine what they would be like. I thought they would be lovely glimmering purple stones. When I saw a real diamond in a lady's ring one day I was so disappointed I cried. Of course, it was very lovely but it wasn't my idea of a diamond.
Oh, Anne. At least there was a gem that lived up to her imagination, even if it wasn't a diamond! I like to think she would approve of this sweet ring, combining as it does, both the "very lovely" diamonds, and the "glimmering purple stones" of her dreams. Needless to say, I'm pretty smitten with this little Victorian-era beauty! Set with two beautiful oval amethysts and four rose-cut diamonds, it has presence to spare packed into a relatively small size.