When Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingston first encountered Zambia’s Victoria Falls in 1855, he wrote that it had “never been seen before by European eyes; but scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” Livingston’s Zambian adventure went only as far as the great Zambezi river would allow him. Had he ventured farther inland, he might have discovered Zambia’s other claim to fame, its other natural beauty: the world’s finest amethyst, with the deepest and purest purple on earth.
The majority of amethyst comes from Brazil, Bolivia and Uruguay, but there is a select amount of the violet gemstone to be found in Zambia, and this prized form of amethyst is so rich in color that South American stones literally pale by comparison. We ventured deep into the Zambian jungle so that we could offer you the Victoria Amethyst Ring, with a 2-carat Zambian amethyst oval, faceted to show off its purity and set in a gold-finished setting, crafted with a decorative floral pattern. Behold nature’s perfection.