From pale lilac to ripe plum, all the drama and excitement of purple is reflected in amethyst.
The most prized member of the quartz family for centuries, the regal amethyst was a favorite of Egyptian royalty and Catherine the Great, and adorns the coronation regalia of the British royal family and the fingers of bishops. Given its wide size range and good rating for everyday wear, there’s no reason it shouldn’t adorn you, too!
Because of its color, purple amethyst is associated with Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, and it was believed to ward off drunkenness and keep wearers quick-witted in business and battle.
Green amethyst, though around for a long while, is gaining in popularity. Fresh and fun, green amethyst looks rich and warm when set in yellow gold, and light and bright when set in white.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February and a gift for the sixth anniversary.