A Look At the February Birthstone - Amethyst
Every month of the year has a traditional stone associated with it. They all come laced in
mystery and hidden meanings, with a unique name to accompany them. If you are born
within the month of February then your stone is Amethyst. This birthstone is rich with
history and has a very impressive back story. This stunning purple quartz has captivated
many different people for a whole millennium. With its varying shades from lilac to a deep
purple, this beautiful gem can be cut into many different shapes and sizes to suit everyone.
The History Of The Amethyst Stone
The colour purple has always been associated with royalty and is considered a regal colour
due to how expensive is was to get this colour fabric. Therefore it’s not a surprise that
Amethyst jewellery has appeared to be frequently worn by Royalty throughout history..
This stunning stone is named after its supposed benefit. Amethystos in Greek which is
translated to amethyst means a remedy against drunkenness. This wine coloured jewel
actually dates right back and appears in Greek mythology, associated with Bacchus, the god
Before the 19 th century, this stone was considered to be extremely precious and expensive.
They were seen to be as valuable as rubies, sapphire, and emeralds. This all changed when a
large discovery of amethyst was found in Brazil.
Choosing To Wear A Birthstone
It is believed those who wear the amethyst stone, remain clear-headed and quick-witted
both in battle and business affairs. Back in renaissance Europe, it was thought to calm lovers
who were over-run with passion. The famous artist Leonardo DA Vinci also wrote about
how the amethyst stone enhances the wearers; intelligence and protects them from evil
If you are a Buddhist you may believe that this stone will enhance your meditation, it comes
with the association that amethyst will bring you peace, balance, and courage.
Keeping Your Jewellery in Great Shape
What is great about the amethyst stone is that it scores a 7 on the Mohs hardness scales,
with 10 beings as high as it goes and the most durable. This means the amethyst is the
perfect stone to choose for daily wear as it is very strong and with the proper care will last
you many years. With all jewellery you should always take care to ensure it is stored
correctly when not being worn to ensure that it doesn’t scratch against other pieces or any
other rough materials.
It is suggested that you should clean your amethyst jewellery with mild soap and warm
water. You should avoid letting it come into contact with any acid or alkaline solutions such
as common household cleaners. It is always best to ensure you correctly clean your jewellery
so that it keeps in top condition for as long as possible. You should seek professional advice
if you aren`t sure of the best way to do this.
Which Amethyst Piece of Jewellery Should I Buy?
This stunning purple stone would look dazzling in any jewellery piece. The perfect gift for
any February born person celebrating their month of birth. This would look stunning cut
into an elegant pair of amethyst stud earrings, hung on a pendant or on a classic ring.
Whatever you choose you can be assured this stunning coloured gem will stand out in the
crowd. The gorgeous purple colour in its many shades means there is plenty of choice. You
should take the time or find the right fit for you because this stone really will be a piece you
will come to wear for many years.
The Amethyst gem is also traditionally given as a 6th wedding anniversary gift, but would
also make the perfect selection for any occasion even if you aren’t a February baby. This
fashionable yet classic stone would suit any piece and can be worn in so many dazzling ways.
This really would also make the most perfect gift for any of friends or family born during the
month of February, showing you have put real thought into their gift. The timeless amethyst
stone that will stand the test of time.
his stone has been around for thousands of years and is a classic piece that will suit anyone.
It is perfect for all occasions and a great way to spoil the ones you love, and the meaning
behind the stone and the benefits it is said to bring you would really make the most truly
wonderful gift. Some of our favorite pieces, which would make beautiful gifts: