It’s hard to believe, but February is just around the corner! That means it’s time to start celebrating our Amethyst babies. From deep rich purple to blushing lilacs, these glorious gemstones are known for their alluring hues. Most prized in the quartz family, and it’s their colour that sets them apart from the crowd.
Gifts with meaning: Birthstone jewellery makes a thoughtful gift that people will treasure forever; so they’re ideal presents for loved ones. Check out our range of amethyst jewellery to find the perfect design for you or someone special.
Fit for a queen: Purple has always been associated with royalty and what better way to do it than with amethyst. Royal jewellery collections the world over use amethyst in their Crown Jewels – including our very our HRH’s baubles.
Hocus pocus: In Ancient Greece, wine goblets were made out of amethyst as it was thought to stop you getting drunk. In fact, the word amethyst comes from the Greek work amethystos, meaning sober.
Back to school: The main sources of amethysts are Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, Zambia, South Korea and the US. On the Mohs scale, amethysts are a seven, meaning they are really durable and well suited to jewellery.
Fun fact: Make sure you don’t overexpose this little beauty to sunlight as this can cause its tone to fade. So no sunbathing ok!
Typical traits of February babies – loyal and honest with a hint of a rebellious streak (we like that bit). Are you celebrating your birthday this February? Tell us all by scribbling in the reply box below.
Love TJC x