Category Archives: Gemstones

Amethyst – February’s Birthstone

Amethyst is February’s birthstone and 17th wedding anniversary gift. The purple stone was once as expensive as emerald and ruby until Brazil discovered large deposits in the 19th century; now it is moderately priced. Some geodes form so big that you can stand in some of them! Amethystos literally means “not drunk” in Ancient Greek; it...
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