Commonly Asked Questions: Amethyst

By Emily on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 in Commonly Asked Questions, Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

Where in the world do amethysts come from? Most of the world’s amethyst comes from Brazil. Other notable locations for amethyst deposits include Uruguay, Arizona, and Zambia. Where does an amethyst’s color come from? Amethyst gemstones get their purple color when iron atoms replace silicon atoms through the process of irradiation. What is green amethyst? Like its… Read More

11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Amethyst

By Emily on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 in Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

Enjoy these interesting facts about February’s birthstone, amethyst. The name “amethyst” comes from the Greek word “amethystos,” which means “sober” or “not drunken.” The ancient Greeks believed that the gemstone protected them from being drunk. To this day, you can find cups made from amethyst that were designed to protect oneself from drunkenness. It’s said… Read More

13 Jewelry Pieces to Brighten Up Your Winter

By Emily on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 in Gemstone, Holiday, Uncategorized. No Comments

With temperatures below freezing, we thought it would be a good time to showcase some pieces of jewelry that are sure to brighten up any dreary, cold winter day. From citrine studs to ruby rings, these fine jewelry pieces are the perfect accessories to brighten up anyone’s appearance this winter.            … Read More