If you were born in February, your birthstone is amethyst – the purple variety of quartz that has captivated mankind for millennia. Its lilac to deep purple hues can be cut into many shapes and sizes, and it can be manufactured in a lab as well as mined. Amethyst, the February birthstone, can be found in the collections of royal families throughout Europe and Asia.
The name “amethyst” derives from the Greek amethystos, which means “a remedy against drunkenness,” a benefit long ascribed to the purple birthstone. Because of its wine-like colour, early Greek mythology associated the gem with Bacchus, the god of wine. Amethyst was also believed to keep the wearer clear headed and quick witted in battle and business affairs. Renaissance Europeans thought it calmed lovers overrun by passion. Wearing an amethyst can also be a symbol of personal empowerment and inner strength.
Celebrating more than 190 years
It was over 190 years ago that John Rossiter opened his jewellery, watch and clock shop on Weston-super-Mare High Street and over that time our core values haven't changed. Today, still a family business, we are Weston-super-Mare's oldest retailer and proud of our rich heritage.
We've built our reputation on integrity, knowledge, and trust, which is why our customers return time and time again to enjoy the traditional values, personal touch and honesty they experience every time.
Rossiter & Sons have three established showrooms in North Somerset and Devon, where our knowledgeable and friendly staff are waiting to greet you, offering advice and help on our range of goods and services. Be it that special purchase, a repair, a valuation or just advice, we will do our best to assist. If you cannot find what you are looking for, allow us to order that special piece for you as we have long-standing relationships with craftsmen in Hatton Garden and other centres of excellence in our trade.
Above all, whether buying or browsing, enjoy looking at the quality products we have to offer and thank you for visiting Rossiter & Sons Jewellers.