This purple coloured gemstone which is deeply alluring with some intriguing beliefs attached! For many thousands of years Amethyst has been the most striking and most beautiful representative of the quartz family. In popular belief, the amethyst offers protection against drunkenness - for the Greek words 'amethystos' mean 'not intoxicated' in translation. A large number of further miraculous powers are attributed to the amethyst in all sorts of cultures. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect. 

Caring for Amethyst 

Some Amethysts are very pale in colour and almost colourless in the daylight. The gemstones can fade and loose their colour so they should not be worn while sunbathing, or worn on sunbeds as changes in temperature can also be harmful to the gemstone. As with all precious jewellery clean with the correct solutions and relevant soft jewellery cloth and store separately to prolong the life of your jewellery.