Amethyst is the birthstone for February
With it’s range of deep violet to vibrant purple tones, Amethyst has been the subject of deep fascination for thousands of years. Imagine walking the Greek cobbled ways with Alexander the Great to find a group of merry revelers filling their cups with deep purple wine. At that time because of it’s deep dreamy purples, Amethyst was associated with the god of wine. So, if one were wearing Amethyst, it was thought one could consume more wine without becoming the lest bit tipsy.
No wonder Amethyst has enchanted Kings and Queens throughout the centuries. When not playing” spill the wine kiss that girl” it was thought when wearing it, Amethyst would bestow a clear head in battle as well as in business. Who doesn’t need that, even today?
Catherine the Great of Russia sought far and near for the next “perfect” Amethyst for her collection in the late 1700’s. The mysterious purple spell has not been broken through the years and it is still widely sought after. The mid-century modern Duchess of Windsor wore a legendary amethyst necklace to a French party that rocked Versailles. Today Gem Boutique designs beautiful pendants fit for a queen.
Ah sweet mystery of life. Historic lore held forth that the purple beauty could calm besotted lovers overrun by the most intense of passions. Well, anyone can see why wearing the rich dreamy color could bring balance to the most twitter-pated among us.
Whether in a pendant, a ring, a sparking pair of earrings, or a bracelet, Amethyst is still among the most popular gemstones of today. Remember mysterious Amethyst can range from light to dark purple. Either way, it makes the perfect choice for the Queen or King of your heart, even if they are not February born.