What Is The February Birthstone?

What Is The February Birthstone?

Euan James Euan James
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What is the February birthstone? Great question! Find out all you need to know right here! 

Rich in meaning, history and beauty, amethyst is the February birthstone. Learn more about this purple gemstone and why it’s a perfect way to spoil your loved one.

February is here! The month of love (we see you Valentine’s Day!) and the stunning birthstone - amethyst. As a part of the quartz family, amethyst is highly valued for its stunning purple hues.

Rich in history, meaning and beauty, amethyst jewellery is truly perfect for all of you February babies. If you’re looking for the perfect gift or a way to show your love this month, amethyst jewellery is your go-to. Adding a splash of colour into your wardrobe is totally in this season - so don’t be afraid to mix it up!

Read on to learn more about this gorgeous birthstone, and why you should embrace purple this February.

Overview: 

Meaning And History

Treasured and prized for centuries, amethysts date back all the way to ancient Greece. Roughly translating to “not drunk”, the Greeks believed that amethyst gemstones helped to protect against drunkenness. All the more reason to add them to your jewellery collection we think! It’s also thought that amethyst gemstones symbolise wisdom, promote stability, clear-headedness and positivity.

Did we mention that purple has long been considered a regal colour? Amethysts, with their rich purple, have been gracing the crowns and jewellery of royalty for years, and for good reason. So, with the royal stamp of approval - what’s not to love?

Paired with yellow gold, this gemstone makes for the perfect statement amethyst ring, amethyst necklace or amethyst pendant.

9ct Yellow Gold Amethyst + Cubic Zirconia Swirl Ring

9ct Yellow Gold Amethyst + Cubic Zirconia Swirl Ring

$234.00 $534.00

Timeless and classic, this 9ct Yellow Gold Amethyst and Cubic Zirconia Swirl Ring will never go unnoticed. Being birthstone inspired, the captivating violet hue of amethyst is the epitome of faithfulness and love. The glow from the tiny stones strike… read more

Sterling Silver 6.25ct Amethyst Pear Pendant on Chain

Sterling Silver 6.25ct Amethyst Pear Pendant on Chain

$39.99

Enjoy the dreamy hues of amethyst with this Sterling Silver 6.25ct Amethyst Pear Pendant on Chain. The gemstone features a marvellous purple colour that is truly unmissable with its vibrant tone that complements anyone. A pear shaped pendant is simple… read more

Colours And Characteristics

Found all over the world, amethysts come in a range of stunning shades. You can find purple amethysts that range from a rich, deep plum colour to a more pastel, lavender hue. Amethysts occur as crystals within rocks, and they can often be found in geodes or in clusters. With excellent clarity and no inclusions visible to the naked eye, amethysts are available in a wide variety of carat weights and cuts.

Amethysts are also very durable and perfect for everyday wear. That's why you'll often find that amethyst gemstone rings are a really popular choice. Keep in mind, however, that some care should be taken to protect your amethyst jewellery around rough materials. Don’t be afraid to also give it your gold amethyst ring good polish every now and again to let it truly sparkle!

Buying Jewellery

If you’re shopping for a birthday girl, you won’t be at a loss for choices when it comes to amethyst jewellery. Amethysts can be set in gold, silver and rose gold and look incredible in every single one.

If you’re after a romantic and soft look, the lighter oval cut lavender amethysts are an especially stunning choice of engagement ring and a unique alternative to the standard diamond ring - which can still be beautifully complemented by a diamond halo. If you like a splash of colour that is still subtle, then a pair of amethyst earrings - we really love the stud earring featuring a halo - set in white gold or sterling silver are a perfect choice, which you can complete with amethyst bangles and necklaces if you really want to double up.

9ct Alluring Yellow Gold Amethyst Stud Earrings

9ct Alluring Yellow Gold Amethyst Stud Earrings

$124.00 $249.00

With sparkling amethysts in a stud, these sparkling 9ct yellow gold earrings are perfect for when you need to add some subtle colour.… read more

When you choose amethyst jewellery, you’re creating a look like no other. Unique, elegant and refined, amethyst gemstones and jewellery will be cherished for a lifetime.

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