England may be back on home soil, but the world’s eyes remain firmly glued on Brazil as the world-cup heads into knock-out stage.
As all you sparkle lovers out there know, Brazil isn’t only famous for football. The colourful South American country is also a treasure chest of fine gems.
Home to the bright and the beautiful, we thought we’d take a closer look at some of the vibrant gemstones Brazil has to offer – starting with our personal favourite – Amethyst.
From faint lilac to deep purple, amethysts are known for their alluring hues. They’re the most prized stones of the quartz family and, unsurprisingly, that’s all down to their fabulous colour.
A gem steeped in rumours of mystical powers, its use in jewellery can be traced back as far as 4000 BC. It is said that ‘amethyst’ is derived from the Greek word ‘amethustos’, meaning ‘not intoxicated’. As a result it was long believed to protect against drunkenness.
The birthstone of Febuary, the Amethyst mines found in Brazil are considered to be the best in the world. The gems glorious summertime hues mean they’re the perfect seasonal choice and a truly timeless treasure.
Why not view our entire range online today and allow yourself to be dazzled by the stunning sparkle of this infamous stone.