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Amazing Amethysts – Valentine’s Day Gifts

Amazing Amethysts – Valentine’s Day Gifts

With their mesmerizing violet hue and deep historical significance, it’s impossible not to fall in love with February’s birthstone, the amethyst. Long known as a color to represent royalty, the rich purple gemstone has adorned the necks and fingers of Cleopatra to Catherine the Great, but it’s mystical origins lie within Greek mythology.
February 06, 2019 by Leslie Patrick
Jewelry Color of the Month for February: Amethyst

Jewelry Color of the Month for February: Amethyst

Amethyst is February's birthstone. Having properties of cleansing, protection, and intuition, this gemstone is from the quartz family and ranges in hues of lilac to deep violet and red. The purple color of Amethyst is due to its iron and aluminum impurities. Coming from only a handful of countries around the world (US, Canada, India, Russia, Brazil, Australia, and South Korea, etc.), Amethyst has interesting mythology surrounding the gem. Read further for a more in-depth perspective on the mythology behind this shimmering stone.
February 23, 2017 by SWCreations Jewelry
Secret Meanings Behind Handmade Birthstone Jewelry

Secret Meanings Behind Handmade Birthstone Jewelry

German jewelers or Polish gem traders may be responsible for creating the original list of birthstones meaning; these lists quickly became popular poems. In 1870, the influential jewelers Tiffany & Co. published one of these poems, further popularizing the idea of a specific stone for each birth month.
Myths and Legends Behind Amethyst Birthstone Jewelry

Myths and Legends Behind Amethyst Birthstone Jewelry

Amethyst is an instantly recognizable purple quartz stone that is used for jewelry and healing purposes throughout the world. Ranging in shade from pale lavender to the deepest purple, the gem is prized for its beauty and properties and is the birthstone for the month of February. With these amazing properties, amethyst birthstone jewelry is an ideal gift for a beloved friend or family member -- or even for yourself.

Amethyst Origins

One of the earliest legends surrounding the amethyst comes to us from Ancient Greece and explains the origins of this highly regarded purple stone. In the story, Dionysius, the Greek god of wine and revelry was angered at a mortal woman, who failed to pay him the proper respect.

December Birthstone – The traditional birthstone for December

December Birthstone – The traditional birthstone for December

The zircon is a type of mineral that belongs to the family of nesosilicates. Zirconium silicate is the chemical name and Green, brown, red, golden yellow, and colorless are the natural color of Zircon. The Matura diamond are colorless minerals that has the gem quality and are very popular as a substitute for a diamond. They are not be confused with the cubic zirconia which is a synthetic mineral with a totally different chemical composition.
October 08, 2013 by Stephanie White
About June Birthstone - Pearls - Classic and Stylish

About June Birthstone - Pearls - Classic and Stylish

Pearls are June Birthstones: along with Pearl, Moonstone (Traditional: Alexandrite).

There is so much history about pearls that five (5) months claim them as their birthstone: February, April, June (traditional), July and November. 

Pearls are an astral stone for the signs Gemini and Cancer are linked to the moon. Pearls have been called the “teardrops of the moon”. Some believe that pearls were formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven.
July Birthstone Gemstone – Symbolic Fortune of Love

July Birthstone Gemstone – Symbolic Fortune of Love

Handcrafted jewelry adorned with Ruby gemstones, the month of July’s birthstone, has been accepted through the years as a symbolic fortune of love, passion and the ability to enrich one’s life.  Through history the Ruby gemstone is revealed as a powerful spiritual deterrent banishing sorrow and disharmony.  As well as offering protection from bad friendships and possible dangerous situations that life may throw at you. 
February's Birthstone: The Romance of Amethyst

February's Birthstone: The Romance of Amethyst

Amethyst is February's birthstone. Some might wonder whether amethyst’s rich violet hue is appropriate for a month associated with red roses and candy hearts. But as it happens, the legend of Saint Valentine says that he wore an amethyst ring carved in the shape of cupid. Amethyst beads, with their grape purple tints, have been associated with love, fertility and romance long before pink Hallmark Cards took February’s center stage.

An Amazing Purple Semi-precious Stone: the Amethyst

An Amazing Purple Semi-precious Stone: the Amethyst

The term for the semi-precious stone Amethyst comes from the Greek word “Amethystos”, which means not drunken. This stone was actually believed by the Greeks of ancient times to prevent intoxication. It is also the birthstone for those people born in February.
February 02, 2009 by SWCreations Jewelry
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