For individuals with February birthdays, the amethyst makes a perfect birthstone.

Amethyst is purple quartz. It is a beautiful blend of violet and red that can be found in every corner of the world. The name comes from the Ancient Greek, derived from the word methustos, which means “intoxicated.” Ancient wearers believed the gemstone could protect them from drunkenness.

Amethyst, as previously mentioned, is composed of quartz, which is the second most abundant material found in Earth’s crust. Amethyst gets its colour from irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements. Its hardness—a 7 on the Mohs scale—is the same as other quartz, which makes it a durable and lasting option for jewellery.

While amethyst is most commonly recognised to be a purple colour, the gemstone can range from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple that can read more blue or red, depending on the light. Sometimes the same stone can have layers or colour variants, so the way the gemstone is cut is important to the way the colour shows in a finished piece.

Amethyst often occurs in geodes or in the cavities of granitic rocks. It can be found all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Zambia.

The amethyst is not only the February birthstone, it is also used to celebrate the sixth and 17th years of marriage.

Amethyst and Diamond Earrings in 9ct Rose Gold

9ct Rose Gold, Diamond and Amethyst studs. These studs can add colour and vibrancy to your look in a second.

Amethyst and Diamond Pendant in 9ct Rose Gold

This stunning round cut Amethyst is set in an ornate 9ct Rose Gold pendant, and enhanced by the sparkle of Diamonds. Pair it with the matching earrings and ring to complete the look.

Amethyst and Diamond Ring in 9ct Rose Gold

Take home a truly unique design with this Amethyst and Diamond dress ring. The purple hues of the Amethyst are enhanced by the romantic 9ct Rose Gold setting. We love this ring when paired with the matching earrings and pendant.

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