Susan Temple owns Baskets-N-Boughs in Ashville, Ohio visit her shop online www.BasketsnBoughs.com She has beautiful baskets for a new Baby, weddings, pets, thank you's & House warmings! Hand made wreaths and gifts for every possible occassion!
Marilou Rock owns Lemon Tree Corners in Williamsburg, Virginia visit her shop online www.LemonTreeCorners.com or her Auctions on EBay. Exquisite vintage jewelry, antiques and incredible collectibles! Sterling silver collectible spoons, Oriental vintage porcelain & other collections!
April Goff Brown owns April Goff Brown Jewelry in Hartford, Connecticut. Visit her online shop www.AprilGoffJewelry.com for gorgeous one of a kind gemstone, lampwork glass and crystal jewelry! She recreates that romantic vintage look and she takes custom orders!
This months stone is Amethyst, the gemstone believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, also is said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. Throughout history, the gemstone has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures. English regalia were even decorated with amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty. It has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures. Amethyst is purple quartz, a beautiful blend of violet and red that can found in every corner of the earth. Historically, the finestamethyst were found in Russia and were featured in much royal European jewelry. Today, while Brazil is the primary source of this gemstone, fine material can be found elsewhere, especially in Zambia.