Dazzling with deep violets and purples, the amethyst captivates you with its beauty and romance. Amethyst is the birthstone for February and the gem that commemorates Valentine’s Day. According to legend, Saint Valentine himself wore a beautiful amethyst ring engraved with the image of Cupid. Discover the top 10 reasons why we love amethyst.
1. No other gem looks as good in the winter
These gorgeous jewels have a beautiful, adaptable shade that goes perfectly with the season’s natural colours. Their vivacious pastel sparkle looks uplifting against gray and black outfits, without being overpowering.
2. It’s the birthstone for February
Were you born during this winter month? Wearing amethyst is said to bring you blessings and love, and encourage creativity.
3. Amethyst are said to keep you sober
We haven’t tested this theory yet. But according to ancient Greek gemstone lore these luscious gems will stop you from getting drunk! Who knows, maybe it’s worth a try next time you head out on Saturday night?
Amethysts Rings – various designs
4. It’s the official Valentine’s day gem
That’s because St. Valentine himself, the patron saint of lovers, was said to wear this gem on his ring. Apparently is was varned with the image of cupid. Why not drop a little hint to your significant other before 14th February for a gift of amethyst?
5. It combines beautifully with other gemstones
The amethyst’s soft pastel radiance looks stunning with baby blue topaz, shimmering white opal and pale yellow citrine.
6. The best amethyst comes from Brazil
Jewellery designers love Brazilian amethysts for making large, showstopping pieces, like cocktail rings. It’s the best quality amethyst around.
Natural Brazilian amethysts in our workshop in London – see our amethyst rings here
7. You can afford it on a smaller budget
If you want to start a gemstone jewellery collection, amethyst is an excellent gem choice to start with. These violet-purple gemstones are easily found as large, clear crystals – as opposed to many other gemstones that are mainly found as smaller cystals and don’t always exhibit such glass-like translucency in bigger sizes.
This means that big statement amethyst jewellery pieces are relatively affordable compared to many other gemstones.
8. Amethyst is said to make you more intuitive
According to the Ayurvedic tradition, the amethyst aligns with the planet Saturn. The best finger to wear an amethyst ring on is apparently the middle finger, known as the ‘finger of Saturn’. Doing that is said to give you the gift of intuition.
9. It works wonders with purple accessories
You don’t have to stop at jewellery when you accessorize with amethyst. Combine this gem with bright dots of purple colour on your nails, eye liner, shoes, a scarf or a handbag.
10. It makes a beautiful gift
Amethyst makes a meaningful gift this month. A February birthday or anniversary is the ideal time to give someone a beautiful gift of gemstone jewellery.