Found in Brazil, Uruguay, and Madagascar, amethyst is the most highly valued stone in the quartz group, and is said to have supernatural powers. The word amethyst is derived from the Greek 'amethystos', meaning 'sober', as it was once believed to prevent drunkenness. Today it is believed to bring luck, ensure constancy, and protect against magic and homesickness. These connotations make Julia's amethyst pieces, such as her accessible and striking silver ring with amethyst and peridot, a thoughtful gift for special occasions. You can find out more about Julia's gemstones in her gemstone guide.