February Birthstone: Amethyst

The birthstone for the month of February is amethyst. People born during the shortest month of the year are lucky to have this stunning gemstone with its signature violet hue as their birthstone. Amethyst is a distinct variety of purple quartz with an interesting history and symbolizing associated with it. Here is some more information about amethyst, a bright stone to give you warmth in the heart of winter.

 

Amethyst Overview

As mentioned, amethyst is a variety of quartz that is most commonly found in a piercing shade of purple or violet. It can also be found in a deep red hue, although these varieties are more rare. A single amethyst stone can contain a variety of hues and colour variations, so how the stone is cut greatly influences its colour. Amethyst is a 7 on the Mohs scale, which means it is a durable gemstone that makes a great option for long-lasting jewelry.

 

The Symbolism of Amethyst

The word Amethyst comes from the ancient Greek word methustos, which means “intoxicated,” because people in Ancient Greece believed that wearing the gemstone could protect them from drunkenness. This mythology has carried over to present day—while it is no longer believed that wearing amethyst can prevent you from becoming drunk, it has come to symbolize a quick wit, a clear head and internal peace and tranquility in the wearer.

 

Amethyst As Jewelry

If you have a February birthday, you’re fortunate to have amethyst as a birthstone. Amethyst is widely available in a number of different cuts and size, so whether you want a statement piece or something more subtle, there’s a wide range of different styles of amethyst jewelry for you to choose from. Unlike many other gemstones, the purple hue of amethyst compliments both warm and cool colours so it pairs nicely with both white and yellow metals.

 

At Marlow’s Diamond and Design, we have a number of beautiful amethyst jewelry pieces available. We also offer customization services so you can add a stunning and unique piece of amethyst jewelry to your wardrobe. For more information about our jewelry and design services, contact us today at Marlow’s Diamond and Design.