The February Birthstone: Amazing Amethyst

Purple it up with an accessory made of amethyst, the February birthstone.

February birthstone emerald cut amethyst pave diamond ring

If you’re considering purchasing an amethyst, now’s a perfect time. Not only is it the February birthstone, but it’s a great way to usher in a bolder, more unconventional new year.

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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.

14K White Gold Amethyst Birthstone Earrings
Amethyst Stud Earrings

These richly hued amethyst stud earrings exude understated elegance, making them a classic choice for your special someone.

14K Rose Gold Amethyst And Diamond Butterfly Necklace By EFFY
Amethyst and Diamond Butterfly Necklace

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.

14K Rose Gold Amethyst And Diamond Studded Beaded Halo Ring
Amethyst and Diamond Studded Halo Ring

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.

14K Rose Gold East-West Emerald Cut Amethyst And Diamond Halo Bar Ring
East-West Emerald Cut Amethyst and Diamond Halo Bar Ring

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

Do you see yourself rocking the purple in 2019? Vio-let us know in the comments below or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Snapchat.

While you’re at it, check out our other birthstone guides:
January GarnetMarch AquamarineApril DiamondMay EmeraldJuly RubySeptember SapphireNovember CitrineDecember Topaz

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in January 2018. It was updated in February 2019.

Jonny Hart

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The Fine Jewelry Trends of 2019

The spring 2019 runways debuted bold, creative, and instant-classic new jewelry. More good news: we’ve rounded up the hottest styles so that you can rock the fine jewelry trends of 2019!

Love is in the air this year… and in our case, the love is for all the show-stopping fine jewelry trends. Whether for your wedding day or every day, discover something new for 2019:

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Fine Jewelry Trends: Colorful Gemstone Clusters

Cheer is here! The 2019 runway shows were filled with completely colorful eye candy – jewelry combining gemstones from the softest morganites to the deepest sapphires. Like you and your SO, it turns out gemstones are even better together.

Diamond and Sapphire Gemstone Cluster Bar Necklace

14K Yellow Gold Yellow Orange Sapphire And Diamond Cluster Bar Necklace

Sapphire and Zircon Gemstone Cluster Earrings

14K White Gold Sapphire And Blue Zircon Cluster Earrings

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Fine Jewelry Trends: Hoop Earrings

Retro’s been reimagined with a glimmer of the hoop. Studded with diamonds, gemstones, or both, this sleek silhouette compliments your face shape while elevating any outfit. Opt for a huggie earring style or go all out with oversized statement hoops.

Inside Out Diamond Hoop Earrings

14K White Gold Inside Out Round Hoops, 1.50 Inch Diameter

Freshwater Pearl Hoop Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Graduated Freshwater Cultured Pearl Hoop Earrings

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Fine Jewelry Trends: Arm Cuff Bangles

Jewelry trends have something new up their sleeve! It’s all about location, location, location – as in, the upper-arm location of these elegant cuff bracelets. This edgy upgrade has been spotted across fashion weeks and on our favorite celebrities.

Pssst… Need a bracelet guide? We got you.

Criss Cross Diamond Cuff Bracelet

14K Yellow Gold Criss Cross Diamond Cuff Bracelet

Vine Motif Diamond Cuff Bracelet

14K White Gold Vine Motif Diamond Hinged Bracelet

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Fine Jewelry Trends: Silvery Metals

White gold and platinum fine jewelry are having their moment. Nod to tradition with this classic metallic hue in updated designs, like bold key pendants and open silhouette rings. The best part? These metals highlight diamonds’ brilliance and make gemstones pop.

To choose between the silvery metals, read up about white gold jewelry and platinum jewelry.

Sunburst Diamond Ring

14K White Gold Sunburst Diamond Ring

Diamond Scroll Key Pendant

14K White Gold Diamond Scroll Key Necklace

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Fine Jewelry Trends: Chain Drop Earrings

Delicate, dangling chains have arrived and we’re all ears! 2019 shows featured plenty of these ethereal earrings. Wear ‘em with your hair down for an instant shining highlight or with your hair up for a flattering, elongating effect.

Multi Gemstone Drop Earrings

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Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Freshwater Pearl And Bezel Set Diamond Drop Earrings

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For a Breath of Fresh Flair…

Keep the inspiration going with 2019’s Engagement Ring Trends.

More fine jewelry finds: New Pearl JewelryDiamond Bracelet GuideDiamond Eternity RingsDiamond Cluster JewelryBirthstone Jewelry GiftsRed Carpet-Inspired Jewelry

Jewelry gift guides: Anniversary GiftsValentine’s Day Gifts –  Gifts for Friends

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6 Perfect Galentine’s Day Gifts

Ah, Galentine’s Day. The Parks and Recreation alternative to Valentine’s Day, dedicated to appreciating phenomenal female friends over mimosas, waffles, and thoughtful presents.

galentines day gifts

Why celebrate Galentine’s Day?

By the time of your wedding, your best friend will have seen you at your worst, your best, and your irretrievably-stressed. This Galentine’s Day is a perfect time to appreciate how brightly she shines. Tap into your Leslie Knope instincts and treat your friend to one of these meaningful and sparkly Galentine’s Day presents!

Perfect Galentine’s Day Gifts

1. Three-Prong Martini Style Earrings

Martini Style: for the bestie who helps you unwind, and who keeps it impressively classy even as she chills. Actual Galentine’s martinis sold separately.

18K White Gold Three Prong Martini Style Stud Earrings (Mounting)

2. Diamond Bar Bracelet

For that queen who sets an unbelievable bar for sensitivity and patience for others (but also maybe mostly you): a diamond bar to wear on her sleeve.

14K White Gold Diamond Bar Bracelet (1/6 CTW)

3. Yellow Gold Blue Sapphire Earrings

Matching studs are the new friendship bracelets. Get matching velvety blue pairs with that friend who can always finish your sentences.

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4. East-West Halo Opal Necklace

A halo for that angel friend, who you know will always be an inspiring gem no matter how far away you are from each other or how life changes.

14K White Gold East-West Oval White Opal And Diamond Halo Necklace

5. Petite Vintage Emerald Ring

After all the wedding planning your friend will experience with you, the emerald in this ring wishes her a lifetime of peace, balance, and growth.

vintage emerald ring galentines day gifts

6. Diamond Infinity Necklace

Even before your SO, you knew about infinite love from your best friend. Gift this necklace to the bae who will always be your #1.

14K White Gold Diamond Infinity Necklace

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Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gift Guide

We all know that Valentine’s Day is synonymous with hearts, flowers and the colors red and pink. This year, get creative and take these ideas to the next level when choosing a gift for your one and only. Check out this Valentine’s Day gift guide and surprise your significant other with a thoughtful piece of jewelry that will last forever.

Valentine's Day gift idea heart-shaped box with diamond earrings inside


February 14th marks one of the most popular days to propose and there’s a good reason why: when it comes to designing an engagement ring, pair the setting with a heart shaped diamond to complement the theme of love. It’ll serve as a reminder of this particular Valentine’s Day as well as your future anniversary. Plus, the rose gold band adds a nice touch that is oh-so-popular right now (especially among celebs).

14K Rose Gold Common Prong Round Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring


In the ‘20s and ‘30s, Art Deco greatly influenced architecture, paintings and sculptures around the globe. If she’s an old soul with an affinity for all things vintage, this Art Deco-inspired ring makes for a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift.

14K White Gold Art Deco Inspired Octagonal Halo Engagement Ring


Show her she’s your number one with a timeless white gold stunner. Lightweight and flexible, the row of diamonds on this tennis bracelet adds just the right amount of sparkle for everyday wear. It a win-win for sure.

14K White Gold Four Prong Lab Created Diamond Tennis Bracelet


It’s said that red symbolizes passion, desire and, yes, love. These earrings feature diamonds in the center, surrounded by marquise-cut rubies. Perfect for a Valentine’s Day gift along with a box of chocolates.

14K White Gold Marquise Ruby And Diamond Earrings


If you’re not sure what to get your significant other, you can’t go wrong with a heart ring. A perfect symbol of love, a heart ring can be dressed up or down, making it a jewelry staple that is as beautiful as it is practical. 

14K Yellow Gold Heart Wire Ring


There’s no such thing as too many hearts on Valentine’s Day. This rose gold diamond pendant goes with just about any outfit and sums up all the feels.

14K Rose Gold Pave Heart Shaped Necklace


This engagement ring is the epitome of classic elegance. The facets of the French Cut pavé diamond are designed to maximize the amount of light that hits from every angle, resulting in extra sparkle.

14K White Gold Petite Pave Engagement Ring


Fun fact: The stone morganite is named after financier (and gem collector) J.P. Morgan who supported arts and sciences and contributed to major global institutions. There’s a certain sweetness and innocence to the light pink color of these studs, making it a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your SO.

14K White Gold Morganite And Diamond Halo Earrings


If you’re looking for a unique ring that works as both a gift or an engagement ring, why not consider this gorgeous double halo ring? You can’t get more festive than a ruby set in rose gold! Your next move is brainstorming romantic ways to propose on Valentine’s Day.



If your significant other isn’t all that into Valentine’s Day, why not surprise her with a slick pair of diamond bar earrings? The rose gold adds a subtle nod to V-Day, while the geometric shape is sophisticated enough for a night out while still being versatile enough for everyday use. 


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8 Valentine’s Day Engagement Rings

Valentine's Day engagement rings

Valentine’s Day Engagement Rings

Valentine’s Day is the most popular proposal day of the year; there’s just something extra romantic about proposing on this celebrated day of love and affection. If you’re thinking about proposing this February 14th, we’ve got sparkling Valentine’s Day engagement rings for you to hide inside a box of chocolates, or whatever scheme you have in store.

With one of these beauties, you’re sure to get a YES! Find the perfect Valentine’s Day engagement ring to propose with:

1. A unique Valentine will be yours, with this mixed metal dazzler.

Valentine's Day engagement rings
white and rose gold venetian engagement ring by verragio

2. A playful Valentine will love this brilliant double halo.

valentine's day engagement rings
white gold falling edge pave diamond engagement ring

3. An old-fashioned Valentine will be pretty in pear with this pear-shaped pavé halo.

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white gold tate pear shape engagement ring by jeff cooper

4. A classic Valentine will say yes to this simply stunning solitaire.

valentine's day engagement rings
white gold classico single shank engagement ring by danhov

5. A confident Valentine will delight in this channel-set emerald show-stopper.

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white gold taylor engagement ring by jeff cooper

6. A romantic Valentine will adore this oval-cut rose gold piece.

valentine's day engagement rings
rose gold three sided pave basket engagement ring (oval) and matching wedding ring

7. An uptown Valentine won’t be able to wait to don this three-stone eye-catcher.

valentine's day engagement rings
white gold three stone pear shape engagement ring by martin flyer

8. A charming Valentine will go crazy for this twisted pavé stunner.

valentine's day engagement rings
white gold eleganza braided engagement ring by danhov

Need some proposal ideas? Get inspired by our customers’ Valentine’s Day proposals.

A Disney proposal:

Maria & Ricardo from Guatemala City, Guatemala

Valentine's Day Proposal - Maria & Ricardo from Guatemala City, Guatemala

“He made [me] the happiest girl in the world, and in that moment [I] realized that dreams do come true. You only need faith, trust and pixie dust.” – Maria

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A mountain proposal:

Taylor & Jimmy from Peoria, Arizona

Valentine's Day proposal - Taylor & Jimmy from Peoria, Arizona

“He ran into the shot with me, got down on one knee and proposed. I cried instantly.” –Taylor

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Which Valentine’s Day engagement rings are your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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