February's Amethyst Birthstone
Happy birthday to all marking the close of another year this February! Lucky for you, Amethyst is the beautiful birthstone for February. This popular gemstone is marked by a deep and alluring purple hue— a bright and light gemstone that is the perfect color to savor while looking ahead to spring!
What is Amethyst's Folklore?
Amethyst is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. At one time, only royalty could wear the gem. Ancient Greeks thought that the amethyst guarded against intoxication so much so that amethyst comes from amethystos, a Greek word meaning “sober.”
Where is Amethyst Sourced?
Amethyst grows in cavernous depths, extracted from the earth raw in beautiful crystalline formations. It calls to mind the soft elegance of lavender blooms, but brilliantly displays the color of powerful nobility.
Amethyst is a derivative of the mineral quartz and it's name is derived from the Greek word amethystos, which means "not intoxicated". It has been hailed through the ages to be a stone that promotes a clear and stable mind.
Amethyst has been found in large reserves around the world, including massive deposits discovered in Brazil in the early 19th century. Because of it's availability and affordability, it remains a widely sought after gem.
Amethyst and Anniversaries
In addition to being the February birthstone, it is also the gemstone associated with the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries.
Our Favorite Amethyst Jewelry
Amethyst rings, pendants, bangles, and earrings are beautiful ways to celebrate a special February birthday. Here are just a few of our favorite pieces of amethyst birthstone jewelry.
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Are you ready to find the perfect February birthstone gift? We invite you to visit Gold and Diamond Source at our Clearwater showroom to view our complete collection, or shop a selection of amethyst birthstone jewelry online HERE.
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