Amethyst for Your Valentine

Posted by on Feb 9, 2011 in Gems | 2 Comments

February’s birthstone Amethyst is the gem of cupid too: they say St. Valentine himself wore an amethyst ring.

Does that make amethyst the gem of love? After all, it’s the gem of peace and tranquility. Tibetan Buddhists use amethyst rosaries to enhance meditation. The ancient Greeks thought amethyst could even keep you sober.

Because purple is the color of royalty, amethyst rings were long reserved only for kings, queens, and bishops. Today amethyst inspires jewelry designers to create affordable and not-so-affordable treasures.

Amethyst is one of the most popular gems in our palette at Gemvara. Our customers love setting amethyst in platinum, probably because this combination is difficult to find anywhere else. Here are some of our customer’s recent creations in this lovely purple gem.