Ultimate Guide to the Amethyst Gemstone - February Birthstone

Be vibrant with this month's birthstone - Amethyst. A stone to bring calm in chaos (something very needed at the moment 👀)

So if you will be celebrating Valentine's, Galentine's, February birthdays or just love a gem - here's some of my favourite facts about this stunning gemstone.

 Large Amethyst Branch Necklace - Gold VermeilLarge Amethyst Branch Necklace - Gold Vermeil - £147. Click to shop

 A stone for lovers - Saint Valentine was thought to wear a ring set with an antique Amethyst carved with an image of Cupid.

 Fit For Royals - Historically the stone was rarer so a perfect addition for crown jewels. It was said to be a favourite of Queen Catherine the Great of Russia.

Silver Amethyst Hoop Earrings Silver Hoop Earrings with Amethyst Gemstones, £117. Click to shop

 A Rich Stone - In Feng Shui,  the amethyst enhances the wealth corner focusing on the giving and receiving of material wealth.

 Amethyst and Gold Vermeil Pendant NecklaceAmethyst and Gold Vermeil Lichen Drop Necklace, £97. Click to shop

 It wards off drunkenness - According to Greek mythology, Amethyste was a young virgin who was chased and harassed by that party Greek God Dionysus. When does a Greek/Roman myth not contain this beginning? When she asked the Goddess Diana for help she had the cracking idea of turning her into a white quartz stone. In either guilt or rage - you decide - Dionysus spilt his red wine onto the quartz turning it purple, becoming the gemstone Amethyst. Thus it became known as the stone to keep you sober.

 Recycled Silver and Amethyst Branch Gemstone NecklaceAmethyst and Recycled Silver Branch Necklace, £97. Click to shop

 Vibrant and Striking - It’s an iron rich stone - that’s what turns this quartz purple. Less iron means paler stones. To keep your purple vibrant avoid excessive exposure to sunlight or UV lights.

 Endlessly Giftable - As well as the February birthstone it’s also gifted for Pisces birthdays and for the 6th Wedding Anniversary. But if you just love this vibrant violet gem you can gift it whenever you want.