February 5, 2016
According to the American Gem Society, amethysts have a long and illustrious history. Both the ancient Romans and Greeks attributed an ability to withstand the effects of alcohol to the violet hued gem, and they were considered a sign of royalty to the English in the middle ages.
For February birthdays, Valentine's Day, or for anyone who loves the saturated, purple gemstone, consider gifting a piece of amethyst jewelry. Below are recommendations from the Silk Collection, textured sterling silver designs highlighted by faceted amethyst, or new earrings from the East Collection: sterling silver floral drops, culminating in amethyst briolettes.