of love and lovers, it is no accident that
Amethyst is the birthstone of February. Legend states that this auspicious
jewel was the favorite
gem of St. Valentine who was famed for wearing an
Amethyst ring engraved with Cupid.
Once considered a 'Cardinal'
gem, alongside diamond,
purple nuances were for thousands of years reserved exclusively for
use by the church and nobility. Today,
Amethyst's majestic colors are available to all at a fraction of a king's