February's Birthstone: Amethyst
Amethyst is February’s birthstone, the gemstone for those born under the sign of Aquarius and Pisces, and it is also the stone for the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries. Even if you don’t fall into any of these categories, you can still claim amethyst as your stone. Amethyst has a fascinating history and some wonderful healing properties that make it a great gemstone choice for everyone!
Amethyst has been prized since the time of the ancient Greeks. Because of their grape-like color, the Greeks associated these gems with the wine god, Bacchus. We can certainly see how the Greeks would come to this conclusion, since our Amethyst Tiny Studs have such a deep purple color!
The word amethyst comes from amethystos, a Greek word meaning “sober”. At one time, only royalty could wear the gem, perhaps because ancient Greeks thought that the amethyst guarded against intoxication. According to gemstone lore, amethyst jewelry keeps its wearer clear-headed and clever.
Amethyst is also believed to help steady a restless mind and bring mental and emotional well-being. If you’ve been dubbed a “workaholic” by yourself or your friends, amethyst is recommended for those who are stressed or unable to enjoy relaxation! Our Amethyst Tiny Studs make the perfect jewelry piece for your next relaxing getaway.
Amethysts come in colors ranging from deep purple to the palest shades of lavender, such as the amethyst in our latest collection. This Purple Ombré Ring contains lavender amethyst, and we love the unique pastel hue!
Some claim that amethyst has helped them attract true love, and there are tales that Saint Valentine wore a ring with an amethyst stone. A symbol of cupid was engraved in the stone. We think our Green Ombré Birthstone Ring, containing green amethyst, would be Cupid approved!
Whether or not you’re a February birthday girl, you can find a piece of jewelry you love in our February Amethyst Collection.