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February Birthstone: The Amethyst Crystal | Linjer Jewelry

What is amethyst?

Amethyst is a popular gemstone in jewelry that is known for its light lavender to royal purple hue. Sometimes, amethysts are even light pink or green, though these colorways are less common. Amethyst is a member of the quartz family and is closely related to the gemstones rose quartz and citrine. As the official birthstone of February, many women wear this stone as a necklace or ring to celebrate their birth month! See our stunning February Birthstone Necklace - Amethyst!

February Birthstone - Amethyst Ring - Ilse

Amethyst Meaning

Whether you opt to wear this alluring stone in jewelry or place it in your home, it’s believed that purple amethyst inspires peace, intuition, and serenity. Amethyst is commonly associated with qualities such as clarity of thought and inner strength. Amethyst is considered a powerful protective stone that can help calm the mind and emotions, and bring clarity and focus to one's thoughts.

Where is amethyst found?

Amethyst can be found in many regions in the world, with some of the most notable sources being Brazil, Uruguay, and Zambia. Amethyst in Brazil is commonly found in large geodes and is known for its deep purple color. The availability and quality of amethyst can vary depending on the location and geological conditions, making some sources more desirable than others!

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Amethyst Ring - Ilse
Pear Shaped Ring Amethyst - Martine
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Baguette Ring Amethyst - Charlotte
February Birthstone Necklace - Amethyst
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Amethyst Properties

Some cultures and alternative medicine practitioners believe that amethyst has physical, emotional, and metaphysical properties that can be harnessed by wearing the stone. While there’s no scientific evidence to officially support these claims, we believe that this stone adds a touch of serenity to the everyday.

Amethyst Physical Properties

Amethyst is a variety of quartz with a stunning purple coloration that is caused by the presence of iron and manganese impurities within the crystal. It has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, making it a durable and scratch-resistant gemstone for everyday wear!

Amethyst Healing Properties

Amethyst is associated with the crown chakra and is said to have a calming and soothing energy that can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and emotional turmoil. Ancient Romans believed that amethysts could even prevent intoxication. Today, amethyst crystals are used to aid in the healing of physical ailments related to the nervous system. It is also commonly used for meditation and is said to enhance intuition and mental clarity.

February Birthstone - Pear Shaped Ring Amethyst - Martine

Amethyst Metaphysical Properties

Amethyst is believed to open a person’s third eye, which helps clear mental blockages and is a source of wisdom. Some people use amethyst crystals to sharpen spiritual visions and provide spiritual protection. Whether you just love the look of amethyst or want to connect to your inner state of calm, wearing it is one of the best ways to harness the stone’s powers!

Wearing Amethyst Jewelry

Wearing amethyst jewelry is a popular way to enjoy the benefits of this beautiful gemstone, while also looking cute! Our amethyst crystal jewelry makes the perfect gifts for someone special (or yourself)! Whether you have a February birthday or purple is your go-to color, our amethyst pieces will be staples in your jewelry box for years to come. Here are a few ideas on how to wear our sustainable, heirloom-quality pieces:

February Birthstone Necklace

We adore our February Birthstone Necklace alone or styled with several dainty gold necklaces. This amethyst necklace features a pendant with a beaded border and an elegant Gold Vermeil chain. Not sure what necklaces to pair with it? Try our personalized Initial or Zodiac Necklaces for an even more personalized look.

February Birthstone Necklace - Amethyst

Baguette Ring Amethyst - Charlotte

Style our dreamy Amethyst Baguette Ring with your favorite neutral and monochromatic ensembles! The elongated shape of the baguette stone creates a sleek and modern look, while the gorgeous purple hue of the amethyst can add a bold pop of color to your outfit. The Charlotte looks gorgeous stacked with other delicate rings such as the White Topaz Ring - Ilse or worn as a standalone piece for a more minimalist look!

February Birthstone - Baguette Ring Amethyst - Charlotte

Amethyst is an ageless addition to any jewelry collection and makes a thoughtful gift. But if purple isn’t your color or you’re looking for other options, discover our entire collection of gemstone jewelry!

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