Amethyst jewellery. From deep majestic purple to soft pale lilac, amethyst is stunning. Classically designed into fashionable accessories that will last a lifetime.
Amethyst derives its name from the ancient Greek “amethustos” meaning literally “not drunk”, as it was believed to guard against drunkenness. Traditionally it is associated with purity and piety, and is also known as the stone of bishops’, as many still wear it. But most of all it has also been favoured by royalty, as purple is considered a regal hue. Amethyst is featured in the British Crown Jewels.
Dark amethyst is expensive, highly polished, graded, and used in unique jewellery. That which is slightly paler is used for making beads and more affordable. The palest of all found is usually heated to a molten state, so that the crystal turns the colour of lemon. This is then sold as Citrine, once again used in the manufacture of jewellery.
Amethyst is the birthstone for Aquarious (water bearer) January 20th - February 18th.