In English, "fleur de lis" translates to "flower of the lily" and all of the pieces in this collection feature a variation on this motif. The fleur de lis is most widely known as the royal symbol of France, but use of the motif dates back to Mesopotamian cultures, where it was also used to represent royalty. This elegant collection certainly carries on the royal tradition!
The stone featured in this collection is amethyst, the February birthstone and most well-known of the quartz family. Amethyst is prized for its deep purple color, the color of royalty, and was believed by Ancient Greeks to ward off drunkeness.
"Shy thoughts and grave wide eyes and hands/That wander as they list--/The twilight turns to darker blue/With lights of amethyst." -James Joyce, The Twilight Turns From Amethyst.