Amethyst, the gemstone believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, also is said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. Throughout history, the gemstone has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures. English regalia were even decorated with amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty. It has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures. Amethyst is purple quartz, a beautiful blend of violet and red that can found in every corner of the earth. Historically, the finest amethyst were found in Russia and were featured in much royal European jewelry.
Today, while Brazil is the primary source of this gemstone, fine material can be found elsewhere, especially in Zambia.
Boucheron Amethyst Gold Band Ring
Verdura ‘Pebble’ Amethyst Bracelet
David Webb amethyst, diamond and emerald ring
Cartier 18kt yellow gold, amethyst and turquoise Menotte ring
Van Cleef & Arpels ‘VCA’ 18k yellow gold amethyst & diamond ring
Purple amethyst engagement rings are said to promote happiness, contentment and peace. If you and your partner value a calm relationship, free from tension and disagreement, an amethyst ring might be a style to consider. Amethyst is the birthstone for February, and thus would be extra meaningful for those born in the month.