Amethyst Admirers February 19 2015, 0 Comments
The purple colour of Amethyst is one we associate with royalty and luxury. The birthstone for February, Amethyst derives its meaning from the Greek word 'Amethystos' which translates as 'not drunken'. So if you're heading out on a Saturday night and want to ward off drunkeness, adorn your self in some of our Amethyst pieces of jewellery!
The vibrant purple colour is one of the reasons why we like Amethyst so much but also affordability plays a huge part. This was not always the case as Amethyst was as expensive as Ruby up until the 19th century, then a large desposit was found in Brazil thus reducing the value. As well as Brazil, Amethyst is also found in Zambia and the USA. Durability of the stone is quite good with a Moh hardness of 7.
But back to more romantic tones - The patron saint of romantic love, St. Valentine, donned an amethyst ring carved with the image of Cupid. Amethyst is also the gem for 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries.
Here are a few of our Amethyst pieces, rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets set with Marcasite in Sterling Silver.