Mina D Jewelry In love with Amethyst

It's no secret that our designer Mina Deutschs' favorite collection is ocean dreams and everything blue. Her other favorite is Royal - anything amethyst, Precious Purple and Royal and what better month to showcase it then in the month of february.

The february birthstone is amethyst, but did you also know there are other colors of amethyst, such as green amethyst?

Here is a little history about the Purple Amethyst, from the Gemological Institute of America.

Amethyst History and Lore

This ancient necklace dates to 2000BCE. An inscription on the center stone is a South Arabian script from the 8th century BCE. - From "Gems and Gemstones: Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World" by Lance Grande and Allison Augustyn, 2009, University of Chicago Press.
 Because of its wine-like color, early Greek legends associated amethyst with Dionysus, the god of wine and pleasure. The Romans called him Bacchus. Other legends reflected beliefs that amethyst kept its wearer clear-headed and quick-witted in battle and in business affairs. Because amethyst was associated with wine, it was believed that wearing amethyst prevented drunkeness.

Fine amethysts have been set in religious jewelry and royal crown jewels for ages. It was once considered equal in value to ruby, emerald, and sapphire. It’s no wonder that fine amethyst adorns the fingers of bishops as well as the coronation regalia of British royalty.

Amethyst is the birthstone for February and one of the emblems of the twelve apostles.