If you have been searching for an unusual ring you have found it. Here is an 18K yellow gold ring set with a 6.3 carat (calculated) barrel shaped amethyst with a checkerboard cut. The amethyst measures 13.2 mm long by 11.4 mm wide and 7.92 mm deep. It is of medium violet color. The ring is size 8.25 and weighs 10 grams. It is 11.3 mm wide at the top and tapers to 4.7 mm at the bottom of the shank. This ring is stamped with 750 for 18K gold and we had it tested with an 18K gold acid and it tests as 18K gold. The amethyst has good brilliancy . The center gem is flanked on each side with 3 full cut diamonds. These are of H,I color and VS clarity. They measure in size from 0.015 ct. to 0.02 carat to a total estimated weight of 0.10 carats. All diamonds are bead set in on top of the 2 thick gold pieces holding the amethyst. If you like this ring grab it, your jeweler cannot make you one with these quality gems and 18K gold for less.