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The woman born in February is fortunate indeed to have the Amethyst as her birthstone. To many, this beautiful purple Quartz symbolizes peace, courage, stability, wisdom, and spirituality. The word “Amethyst” comes from the Ancient Greek, meaning sober. This name may have been chosen because many believed that wearing Amethysts could ward off drunkenness. The name could also be in reference to the wine color of some Amethysts.

The Amethyst has been beloved for centuries. Amethyst jewelry has been found from as early as 2000 BC. Ancient Greeks and Romans believed Amethysts would keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. Some believed that wearing the Amethyst strengthened relationships and gave the wearer courage. Speaking of relationships, some historical accounts claim that Saint Valentine wore an Amethyst ring carved with an image of Cupid. Leonard da Vinci claimed that Amethysts help to quicken intelligence and rid the mind of evil thoughts.

For many years, Amethysts were held in the same regard as the Diamond. Once, only royals were allowed to wear Amethysts. English regalia was even decorated with these resplendent gems.

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Every Amethyst is not created equal. Different localities produce Amethysts that are unique to that region or even to that particular mine. These gemstones range in color from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple with hints of blue or red. If you aren’t sold on these magnificent gems yet, you should know that purple (which just happens to be Jennifer’s favorite color) is the color of passion. This can represent many things, including a passion for life. Purple, which is the color of half of our logo, is also a symbol of femininity.

Jennifer Reeves invites you to browse her website and explore our exquisite Amethyst jewelry, including My Muddy Purple Dream.” We welcome you to contact us at 708-717-5942 with any comments or questions.