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Gemstone Spotlight: Amethyst

Post by on May 21, 2015

  Would you believe it if we told you you won’t get drunk from drinking alcohol, as long as you drink from an amethyst cup? Don’t worry, we wouldn’t believe ourselves either — but that’s what the ancient Greeks thought. It’s even where amethyst gets its name.   Origin of the Name, Amethyst The Greek […]

Artisan Spotlight: Melesio Rodriguez (and Margot de Taxco)

 Have you ever taken a life-changing vacation? Margot van Voorhies did. In 1937, she took a trip that altered the course of her whole life. While on vacation in Taxco, she met and fell in love with the silversmith Antonio Castillo. She moved there permanently, and the couple married. Seeing her artistic talent, Castillo encouraged […]