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February Birthstone: Amethyst

February 1, 2016November 16, 2017No comments


Amethyst is the February birthstone. 

Amethyst is actually the purple variety of the quartz mineral species and is the gem that’s most commonly associated with the color purple. Amethyst’s purple color can range from a light lilac to a deep, intense royal purple, and from brownish to vivid. It is the South Carolina state gemstone. 

Because of its wine-like color, early Greek legends associated amethyst with Bacchus, the god of wine.  Many believed that amethysts prevented intoxication—amethystos means “not drunk” in ancient Greek. Other legends reflected beliefs that amethyst kept its wearer clear-headed and quick-witted in battle and in business affairs. 

We have a beautiful selection of Amethyst for you to choose from! Come by and see it anytime Monday – Saturday, 10am to 6pm!

Source: GIA