February the Month of Amethysts – A little History

The origin of the name ‘Amethyst’ comes from the Greek a meaning ‘not’ and methuein meaning ‘to be drunken’. According to ancient Greek myth, the unfortunate mortal who was the subject of Dionysus’ (right) curse was a young woman named Amethyst. Angered by another god, Dionysus cursed Amethyst to be eaten by a tiger. Unhappy with what she saw, Artemis came to her aide and turned Amethyst into a white stone to protect her. Repentant, Dionysus poured wine over the stone turning it purple

According to Greek mythology the god of wine Baccus fell in love with a nymph called Diana. Read more on the script below.

Amethyst is a predominately purple to violet variety of quartz. The colour of amethyst is a result or irritation within the crystal structure of the stone. Amethyst is widely known to originate from Brazil and Uruguay although it occurs in many other localities including South Korea, Australia, Russia, Zambia and across North America. Value is determined largely by colour and clarity. The highestgrade Amethyst, known within the trade as ‘Deep Russian’, is considered rare and can fetch higher prices due to demand

Amethysts are always stunning and set with pearls well! they are just divine. Set with other gems like citrine and peridot the purple of amethyst just looks good enough to eat.

Check out the colour Purple with loads more delicious amethysts to “see and feel and possible to OWN!”