For those of you with a February birthday, ancient Greeks believed that amethyst, the birthstone for February, protected the wearer from drunkenness. I am not sure if that translates to "drink as much as you like" or to "stay clear of those Mai Tai's", but either way enjoy your special month. The Greeks also believed amethyst enabled the wearer to keep a balanced mindset. I have been meditating lately and find it wonderfully relaxing. But I supposed I find that with a lovely glass of cabernet as well.
Reminiscent of the color of good cabernet, amethyst is a variety of quartz that carries a spectacular purple color that ranges from a blend of deep violet and red to a lighter lilac hue. I like to wear amethyst with about anything, just as I would a neutral. Don't worry about it not matching. It doesn't matter if you are a gold or sterling silver wearer, gemstone jewelry is at its best when they are a featured color in the outfit, whether that be as an amethyst necklace or an amethyst statement ring. Or just show off your amethyst with a cuff and a beautiful pair of earrings. So go ahead and wear your amethyst with any color!
Here's to you, February birthdays! Enjoy your amethyst.
Amethyst, the February birthstone, is one of the best-known gems of the quartz family with its vibrant purple color admired for centuries. Amethyst is one of the 12 original birthstones and continues to be the birthstone for February to this day. The February birthstone, amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. At one time, only royalty could wear the gem.
Amethyst looks good in either silver or yellow gold jewelry. Even though it is the February birthstone, amethyst jewelry is one of the Lisa Robin best sellers with customers with this birthstone or not. Featuring amethyst with pink and blue gemstones is a stunning color combination.
Amethyst tells the story of the world. From the vibrant purple gems found in Zambia to the rose Amethyst colors found in Montana. Brazil is famous for its Amethyst from the Amazon from the southern state of Rio Grande del Sol and Uruguay is known for its consistent bright color. Amethysts of various grades can be found in many locations around the world. Some beautiful gems come from the eastern part of Congo, but due to the rebel armies, it is a conflict zone.
Amethyst can be as small as a tenth of a carat and can go as large as hundreds of carats. It ranges from the light purple Rose de France to pink lavender to the rich purple colors, often referred to as “Siberian” colors. Amethyst is one of the gem world's most wide-ranging gems in terms of color and size. As one of the original birthstones in the breastplate of Jacob, wishing a happy birthday to everyone born in February.