What is February’s Birthstone?
Amethyst is the February birthstone and is a type of quartz. Its name is derived from the Greek word “amethystos”, which means “not intoxicated”. In ancient Greek lore, the ancient Greeks believed that wearing this gemstone would keep one sober while drinking alcohol. Therefore, amethyst is often associated with sobriety, peace and wisdom.
The Legend and History of Amethyst
The history of amethyst is steeped in myth and legend. The gemstone owes its purple hue to the tears of Dionysus, the god of wine. According to Greek mythology, Dionysus became enraged after being insulted and vowed to release his tigers to attack the next mortal who crossed his path. Amethyst, a young maiden, happened to be in the path of Dionysus’s wrath. To protect her from Dionysus, the goddess Diana transformed her into a pure crystal. Upon witnessing this scene, Dionysus wept tears of wine, staining the crystal purple and creating the first amethyst.
The Color and Symbolism of Amethyst
The allure of amethyst lies in its enchanting purple hue, which exudes the glamour and luxury that has fascinated royalty throughout the ages. Often used to adorn and embellish the clothing of royal leaders, it symbolizes clarity, wisdom and inner peace.
The Benefits of Wearing the February Birthstone
Beyond its visual appeal, amethyst is believed to promote emotional balance, smooth anxiety and foster a sense of inner strength and resilience. Its calming energy is said to bring clarity to the mind and peace to the spirit.
Furthermore, as the birthstone of February, which coincides with romantic celebration of Valentine's Day, Amethyst enjoys great popularity. Girls aspire to enhance their allure and grace by adorning themselves with the amethyst jewelry. And for boys, amethyst jewelry serves as an excellent Valentine’s Day gift for their beloved.
Adorning Yourself with Amethyst Jewelry
Amethyst’s versatility makes it a perfect choice for a variety of jewelry styles. Modern solitaire rings, unique pendant designs, and statement earrings all come to life with the addition of this mesmerizing gemstone, suitable for both casual and formal occasions. From timeless classics to modern statement pieces, Birthstones Jewelry Inc has a variety of designs to suit every style and occasion. Explore our collection of February birthstone jewelry and find the perfect piece for you!
- Sterling Silver Birthstone Claddagh Ring
- Sterling Silver Infinity Heart Bracelet
This sterling silver bracelet combines the timeless symbol of infinity with a heart-shaped birthstone, symbolizing boundless love and eternal connections, making it the perfect gift for your girlfriend, wife or daughter.
- Sterling Silver Butterfly Stud Earrings
The earrings feature delicate butterfly wings adorned with shimmering amethyst gemstones, embodying the essence of transformation and beauty. An ideal choice for young individuals stepped into adulthood, symbolizing the journey of growth and the blossoming of new found beauty and grace.
Let’s embrace the captivating allure of amethyst, whether we wear it as a personal talisman or gift it to a February-born friend. Amethyst retains its status as a gemstone of timeless elegance and profound meaning.