AMETHYST

Amethyst was as expensive as ruby and emerald until the 19th Century, when Brazil’s large deposits were discovered. It was believed to prevent intoxication—amethystos means “not drunk” in ancient Greek. Today, as the most valued quartz variety, amethyst is in demand for designer pieces and mass-market jewelry alike, and its purple to pastel hues retain wide consumer appeal.


https://www.gia.edu/amethyst



CLADDAGH

4 Ways to Wear your Claddagh

Right hand with the point of the heart facing towards the hand: The heart is turned in towards the wearer meaning their heart is taken and they are in a relationship.

Right hand with the point of the heart away from the hand: The heart is turned out away from the wearer meaning their heart is open to love and they are not in a relationship.

Left hand with the point of the heart pointing away from hand: the wearer is engaged or in a lifelong partnership.

Left hand with the point of the heart pointing to the hand: the wearer is married !