Birthstone of the Month - Amethyst
Amethyst, the birthstone of February, is a gorgeous violet quartz. From the Ancient Greek ἀ a- ("not") and μέθυστος methustos ("intoxicated"), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness, Amethysts have shown up throughout history. While the Greeks and Romans thought they kept the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted, during the Middle Ages, the English used them to decorate their regalia and symbolize royalty, and medieval soldiers wore them as amulets of protection in battle, believing them to heal people and keep them cool headed.
Although Amethysts are most frequently mined in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Zambia, they can found in every corner of the earth, including the United States and Canada. They are a relatively hard stone, 7 on the Mohs scale, which makes them easy to wear daily. However, they should not be worn when sunbathing, be exposed to extreme heat or put under a black light, as they are sensitive to heat and could change or lose their color.
Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers carries a wide range of Amethyst jewelry both online and in our store. From beautiful rings and bracelets to gorgeous earrings and pendants, we have something for everyone in a price range for every budget. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Philippa Roberts Jewelry's signature look is simple, organic shapes combined with beautifully cut gemstones. Her love of the ocean plays a large role in the selection of clean, blue and green stones in many of her pieces. Philippa’s creativity stems from the nature around her, yet she also incorporates a feeling of the urban, with lines and patterns that imitate architecture and design seen around the city. Philippa creates all the original pieces by carving in wax or fabricating in metal. Her selection of new stones for each season defines how her collections will come to life.
From the opening of our family store in 1896, four generations of fathers and sons have built our family business and proudly helped generations of families and loyal customers find the perfect gift to mark life's special occasions. Now, all of that knowledge, commitment and stunning selection is available right here.
John Weeks, is the fourth generation owner of Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers and is a registered jeweler with the American Gem Society. The AGS is one of the jewelry industry’s most prestigious organizations. John also has his Diamond Degree from the Gemological Institute of America. In addition, Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau, and a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.