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February Birthstone

The Lovely Purple Stone: Amethyst The allure and mystery of birthstone jewelry is that each stone has its own wonder and personality. It goes without saying that there is power attributed to each stone for the wearer, as they attract certain forces and people into our lives. Wearing of birthstone jewelry can be a great […]


Amethyst is one violet variety of quartz normally used in jewelry. Its name comes from two Ancient Greek words “a-methustos” which can be loosely translated to mean “not intoxicated“. This was in reference to the myth that it offered its owners protection against drunkenness. The Romans and ancient Greeks wore amethyst and had their drinking […]