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Amethyst

The amethyst is February’s birthstone and it is associated with many myths and legends. The story is told that Bacchus, the Greek god of wine, was insulted one day by a mortal. Enraged, he called forth vicious tigers to exact revenge on the next mortal who would cross his path. This unfortunate individual was the […]

Alexandrite

Alexandrite, a color changing gemstone, was first discovered in the Ural mountains of Russia in the 1830’s. The finest material changes color from a ruby red to a emerald green. Most gemstones show a more subdued color change or display less distinctive colors, typically a greenish blue or yellowish green changing to a purplish red […]