I haven’t been into this stuff for long, so I only found out recently. This year was Aquamarine, and I’m not too keen on that, but I fell hand over heels for Amethyst.
Can’t say that it is my favourite gem stone if I ever had one. I do have a certain connection to amethyst, though.
When I was a teenager I laid eyes on a ring in the local jewellery store back home. It was both the design of the ring as well as the sole amethyst that had me so incredibly drawn to it. I saved up as best as I could … I do think my mum added some money in the end … and I was finally able to buy it.
Even though I didn’t wear it all the time, I always treasured it.
I lost it when my first husband stole it and sold it for booze.
Hence, my ‘connection’ with amethyst. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time going back and forth in my deciding whether to buy it or not. Finally I got so fed up sitting there, gazing at it on one of the few places that still had one in stock, so I bought it.
Was a little bit worried about how I would feel about the stainless steel nib. That turned out to be unnecessary. The M205 nib is surprisingly smooth. I love to write with it.
Will I ever be able to load it with a different ink?! That remains to be seen 🙂