l'amethyste - natural amethyst gemstones

In "L'Amethyste," French poet Rémy Belleau (1528–1577) wove a myth where Bacchus, the god of wine and intoxication, relentlessly pursued Amethyste, an innocent maiden. Amethyste prayed to the gods to remain pure and was answered by the goddess Diana, who transformed her into a pristine white stone. Moved by her unwavering innocence, and as a gesture of remorse and admiration, Bacchus poured wine over the stone, turning its crystals a majestic shade of purple. This story of love, purity, and the enchantment of wine will forever be connected to the regal amethyst gemstone.