Though best known as the color of February’s birthstone, amethyst’s romance and whimsy is not limited to jewelry.
Trade traditional tableware for artful conversation pieces.
T is for Table, Palm Beach Gardens (561-799-9733)
Stash precious baubles in a keepsake inspired by the sea.
Our Pick: Times Two Design’s lacquered box ($598) is topped with purple and gilded barnacles.
Matilda’s, Stuart (772-221-8280)
This capricious piggy bank is perfect for grown-ups.
Our Pick: Fashioned after a little piglet and designed by Harry Allen, Areaware’s Bank in the Form of a Pig ($175) holds as much as $10,000 in its belly.
Hive Home, Gift, & Garden, West Palm Beach (561-514-0322)
This petite pastry offers a sweet ending to any meal.
Our Pick: The Sugar Monkey’s Jennifer Reed makes Parisian macarons ($30 per dozen) with a blackberry-cream and chocolate-ganache filling encased in an almond meringue brushed with edible gold.
The Sugar Monkey, Lake Worth (561-689-7844)
Trick out your two-wheeler with a head-turning hue.
Our Pick: Electra’s Karma 3i three-speed cruiser ($650) in purple fade has a vintage design, coaster brakes, and tasseled grips.
Wheels of Wellington, Wellington (561-795-3038)
Style gurus covet Jon McCoy’s crystal and stone accessories.
Our Pick: Wash the room in romantic candlelight with McCoy Design’s raw amethyst votive ($495).
Gervis Design Studio, Boca Raton (561-613-6100)
Though now quite alluring, amethysts were once worn to thwart seduction.
Our Pick: Named for one of her favorite quotes, Diana Vreeland’s Simply Divine eau de parfum ($250 for 100 ml) is packed with tuberose, a delicate floral whose scent imbues passion.
Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach, Boca Raton (561-805-6150, 561-417-5151)
Light It Up
Light up the room with a pair of crystal-encrusted lamps.
Our Pick: Arthur Court’s rock crystal and amethyst lamps ($3,780 for the pair) add a glamorous touch to any tabletop.
F.S. Henemader Antiques, Palm Beach (561-835-9237)