Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Story of Valentine’s Day

This story has a tragic “Romeo and Juliet” feel to it and stems back to the third century. According to legend, Valentine was a priest who deified the orders of the Roman emperor Claudius. When Claudius realized no young men … Continue reading

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Amethyst

Amethyst is quite literally the crown jewels of the quartz family ( have you ever seen that big purple stone in Queen Elizabeth’s scepter?). Amethyst has been collected since ancient times and owes its modern name to the Greek belief … Continue reading

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