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amethystSeductive and Sultry – The Amethyst
Perfect for the month of February, the Amethyst’s color is as unique as it is seductive.  According to mythology, Bacchus, the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility had been insulted by a mortal and swore to slay the next mortal who crossed his path, creating fierce tigers to carry out his wrath.  The mortal turned out to be a beautiful young woman, Amethystos, who was on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana. Diana transformed the maiden into a statue of pure crystalline quartz to protect her from the brutal claws of the tigers. I n remorse, Bacchus wept tears of wine for his action at the sight of the beautiful statue.  The god's tears stained the quartz purple.

For many thousands of years, the most striking representative of the quartz family has been the jewel of royalty.  The Russian Empress Catherine the Great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. In the Middle Ages, it was considered a symbol of royalty.  In the Old World, amethyst was considered one of the Cardinal gems, one of the five gemstones considered precious above all others.  Tibetans consider amethyst sacred to the Buddha and make prayer beads from it.

Amethyst is the official birthstone for February.  Amethyst is suggested as a gem to give on the 4th, 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries.  What stone could be more appropriate for the month of February, particularly if there is to be plenty going on in the way of Valentine love and Mardi Gras celebrations?

Our professionally trained graduates of Bishop State College can repair or restore all name brand watches, including Rolex!  Don't forget that we can repair your broken jewelry and watches, create custom jewelry from your stones or ours, size your rings and appraise your precious jewelry!

For that gift for the "picky person" you know, don't forget that Hayes has gift cards, so they can be as picky as they like!   

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