ABOUT THE ITEM: This beautiful raw crystal rings feature raw amethysts (.5-1cm) on thin copper bands to compliment the stones. This ring was handmade using pure copper for the setting and then electroformed to create a bezel for the crystal. The ring is then coated with a patina and special sealing wax. Electroforming is an organic process that creates a coat of copper on items using an electric current. The process can last from anywhere between 24 to 36 hours. Because of it's organic nature, each piece created in this process is unique and has beautiful imperfections and textures. Along with the protection from the wax, you should not shower or submerge the jewelry in water. Because your jewelry is made of copper, it will age over time but can become shiny again with a nice polish. :) CRYSTAL MEANINGS: -Amethyst is known for abundance, though it is not the best known prosperity stone. In the psychic and spiritual realms, amethyst is also known for it's psychic and sobriety properties. Amethyst is also used to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is also used to eliminate impatience. Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes.