This Month’s Birthstone

February - Amethyst

Amethyst is a purple variety of Quartz. It is the most highly prized of all quartzes and, as well as being beautiful, is said to have supernatural powers bringing luck and protection against magic!  It forms in geodes and is found mainly in Brazil, Siberia, Sri Lanka and the Far East. It was used in jewellery by the ancient Egyptians. The best quality amethyst, the stones with the strongest colour and ‘life’ are usually facetted and are extremely beautiful. Amethyst is a hard stone, No.7 on Moh’s list and so is ideally suited to jewellery. It can be found set on its own or with Diamonds, particularly rings, pendants and earrings. At Parrys we have a large collection of amethyst jewellery starting with silver earrings from as little as £20 and going on to rings and pendants in the 00’s and 000’s. Come and have a look!