Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery

Custom Designed Fine Jewelry & Art

Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery specializes in custom designed, hand-crafted, and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Our downtown gallery and in-house workshop features rare and exotic colored gemstones and offers Charleston the expertise and craftsmanship of owner, designer, and master goldsmith Michael Corneau, presently featured at Peabody Museum in Yale University's permanent collection. You'll be amazed at how Michael takes a custom design sketch and brings to life a piece you never imagined could exist.

February Birthstone

Amethyst

February Birthstone

Amethyst's are said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. At one time, only royalty could wear the gem. Ancient Greeks thought that the amethyst guarded against intoxication. In fact, amethyst comes from amethystos, a Greek word meaning “sober.” and they are said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage.

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Amethyst has been thought to have many attributes throughout history, and all of them are good. The stone was thought to control evil thoughts, quicken intelligence, make a shrewd man in business, preserve soldiers from battle wounds, aid the warrior to victory, help the hunter in search of his game, protect the wearer from contagious diseases, and put demons to flight if the figure of a bear is inscribed on the jewel. Amethyst was known as a gem that would bring forth the highest, purest aspirations of human kind. Chastity, sobriety, and control over one’s thoughts were all attributes heightened by wearing the stone. The gem would guard against the anger of passion, and the violent or base nature of its wearer. The stone encouraged calm, bravery, and contemplation.

Just like Fluorite, Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is also used to eliminate impatience.