It's fun to discover the historical powers once attributed to a gemstone. February's birthstone is the Amethysts and its name was derived from the ancient Greek word “amethustos”, which literally translated to “not drunk”. Inebriation was thought to be circumvented by using goblets made of amethyst or some other material in the color purple. While we don't recommend using this method currently we certainly see no harm in wearing a few beautiful pieces to see what current day benefits may ensue. Laura Preshong's Amethyst Briolette Necklace
Pearls, pearls, pearls....not just for your jewelry anymore! Laura Preshong Tahitian Chocolate Pearl necklace. Alexander McQueen pearl-trimmed cigarette trousers & jacket. Nicholas Kirkwood pearl trimmed black pumps.
Move over Emerald, Pantone has unveiled their "IT" color for 2014 as a pinky purple known as "Radiant Orchid." In the gem world Tourmaline represents this color perfectly! Laura Preshong's Watermelon Tourmaline Necklace
In celebration of Antwerp's fashion and diamond industries, Belgian designer lable, A.F. Vandevorst recently unveiled a pair of boots featuring 38,883 individual diamonds set in gold and valued at 3.19 million. Jealous much?