Amethyst, known for its beautiful shades of purple, lilac, and mauve, has known to have been around since 3000BC. The name amethyst derives from the ancient Greek word amethustos, meaning sober. It was said that an amethyst could prevent the bearer from becoming excessively drunk and also instills a sober and serious mind. It was believed that if a person drank from a cup or goblet made entirely of amethyst, he or she would not get drunk at all. Amethyst has been thought to have many attributes throughout history, and all of them are good. The stone was thought to control evil thoughts, quicken intelligence, make a shrewd man in business, preserve soldiers from battle wounds, aid the warrior to victory, help the hunter in search of his game, protect the wearer from contagious diseases, and put demons to flight if the figure of a bear is inscribed on the jewel.
In today's world, amethyst is seen in all types of jewelry from earrings, to pendants, to even the occasional engagement ring center stone. Stop by and check out our large selection of Amethyst Jewelry set in Sterling Silver as well as White, Yellow, and Rose Gold!