Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February: Alluring Amethyst

Amethyst in Jewelry- Amethyst is one of the most popular stones for jewelry pieces. Touchstone Gallery offers a wide variety of amethyst jewelry, perfect for February babies and purple lovers alike. A popular variety of amethyst Touchstone Galleries offers is cacoxenite amethyst, which has inclusions of quartz, strengite, beraunite, rockbridgeite, and limonite. 

Amethyst in Décor- Amethyst geodes make stunning additions to any décor setting. Large geodes can be used as a table with a glass cover. Smaller geodes would look pleasing as an accent item. Touchstone Galleries offers many different amethyst pieces, from jewelry to geodes, one is sure to fit your liking. The pleasant purple color of purple makes it a bright and colorful décor addition. All ways of displaying amethyst are truly amazing; this vibrant gem is truly one of a kind.
Legend and Lore- Amethyst represents the sixth wedding anniversary in addition to being the birthstone for February. Amethyst was valued very highly by ancient civilizations, usually thought superior to rubies and sapphires. During the renaissance period, amethyst stood for modesty and humility. Amethyst has been used to represent royalty by many monarchs and kingdoms throughout history; you can even find amethyst on the British Crown Jewels.
Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of amethyst and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Scottsdale (4168 N. Marshall Way), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.