Amethyst: February’s Brilliant Purple Hued Birthstone

Amethyst: February’s Brilliant Purple Hued Birthstone

Posted by Sonia 27/10/2015 0 Comment(s)

Celebrate your February birthday with the Amethyst birthstone, a spectacular purple variety of Quartz that ranges from a

blend of deep violet and red to a lighter lilac hue. Amethyst has been the most-prized quartz variety for centuries, once

available only to royalty and signifies peace, temperance and serenity.

For centuries, Amethyst has been associated with many myths and legends as well as religions in numerous cultures and derives its name from the ancient Greek word amethystos which means not intoxicated, a reference to the belief that the stone hinders intoxication.

One of the world’s largest amethyst geodes, the Empress of Uruguay, is located in Australia’s Crystal Caves. It stands an alarming eleven feet tall and is filled with magnificent, deep violet crystals.

The purest forms of Amethyst have been associated with mines in Brazil, Bahia, South Africa and Yellowstone National Park in North America but the most coveted form of amethyst is of the Deep Siberian variety, having the deepest ultraviolet hues, and the greatest clarity.

Amethyst attributes its popularity not only to its beautiful color but also because it is widely available in different shapes and sizes thus making it an affordable choice.

Since Amethyst complements both warm and cool color tones it looks equally fabulous set in both yellow as well as white gold thereby complimenting almost every color in your wardrobe. It’s durable, easy to clean and maintain which makes it the ideal choice for everyday wear.

The February Birthstone can be incorporated into rings, earring and pendants along with diamonds and other precious & semi-precious stones to create exquisite pieces of jewellery such as the collection of cocktail rings and delicate pendants from LIALI’s Nouf collection.

Amethyst makes for an elegant and yet understated gift for a February born and is an alluring starter piece of jewelry as well.