When we think of a gem our minds jump towards a particular stone, maybe it’s the month you were born that comes to mind, or the one that is your favorite color. A cut and polished precious stone is the first definition in the dictionary but just beyond that is the deeper meaning. Something likened to or prized because of its beauty and worth. Now that really opens it up when we think about the gems in our life!
At Goodman’s we believe that jewelry should reflect the depth of the person who will wear it. So the next time your mind shoots like a dart toward the simple image, look a little deeper. Take this month’s birthstone, amethyst. We know it as a violet variety of quartz but the Greeks had the belief that it protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks would actually make drinking vessels decorated with amethyst.
Amethyst is actually quite intoxicating. It’s produced in abundance in Brazil where it occurs in large geodes within volcanic rocks. Wow! Think about that, does the person in your life, who has a birthday in February, have qualities like an amethyst, vibrant with a fiery personality bubbling from within? This might seem a little geeky to you but we love what we do!
Come in to Goodman’s this February and browse the variety of amethyst jewelry we carry.