Purple it up with an accessory made of amethyst, the February birthstone.
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The February Birthstone: Purple Reign
Prince was famously known as “the Purple One”, but everyone from Katy Perry to Sofia Vergara is posing in purple on the red carpet.
Whether you believe the February birthstone has the power to promote inner peace or you simply like the way it looks, you’ll find the allure of these hand-picked amethysts impossible to resist.
These richly hued amethyst stud earrings exude understated elegance, making them a classic choice for your special someone.
Four gorgeous amethysts come together to create a butterfly necklace as intricate and delicate as its namesake.
The February Birthstone: A Purple Past
The February birthstone is as rich with symbolism as it is purple. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that the grape-colored stone could prevent a person from getting drunk, thereby promoting clarity of mind. However, it is the legend of St. Valentine, who wore an amethyst ring while performing illicit marriages, that led to the modern-day practice of giving amethyst jewelry on Valentine’s Day.
The stone itself is a type of quartz mineral, ranging in hue from exquisite lilac to opulent plum. It pairs well with most metal types, complements every skin tone, and can elevate any outfit.
This whimsical cocktail ring features a diamond studded halo that complements the bezel-set center gemstone, adding a stunning pop of color to your everyday look.
This east-west emerald-cut bar ring straddles the wearer’s finger, creating a charming birthstone bridge. Perfect for the dressiest occasions or as an everyday statement piece.
The February Birthstone: In Pursuit of Purple
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in January 2018. It was updated in February 2019.