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Did you know that the dazzling amethyst has a rather unusual name? The brilliantly violet quartz, which is a mainstay in many jewelry designs, was named by the Ancient Greeks. Its name comes from methystos. Methystos is Greek for intoxicated. An amethyst stone was thought to protect its wearer from the perils of drunkenness.

Amethyst is a stunning gem that graces crowns and sweet sixteen pendants alike. While amethyst may have been expensive prior to the 19th Century, today it is an extremely affordable and popular gemstone. It is a mainstay in both expensive designer jewelry as well as mass-market pieces.

At Fire & Ice, you will discover a lovely and extensive collection of amethyst pieces. There are exquisite earrings, rings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces in a wide variety of price ranges that will suit any budget.

A piece of amethyst makes a wonderful gift for those that celebrate February birthdays, since the quartz is the birthstone for that month. It is also the gem for both the sixth and seventeenth wedding anniversaries. You will most certainly find the perfect birthday or anniversary present among Fire & Ice's quality selection of amethyst pieces.

Even Saint Valentine himself loved the allure of amethyst. It's been said that the patron saint of love wore an amethyst ring that held the image of Cupid.

Astrologer, Camillo Leonardi was a strong believer in the healing powers of this striking purple gem, feeling that wearing it sharpened ones' intelligence and helped to rid the mind of evil thoughts.

Enjoy exploring the fabulous collection of amethyst jewelry at Fire & Ice. If you haven't yet fallen in love with its beauty, you will.