Amethyst, the birthstone of February, is a variety of Quartz that carries a spectacular purple colour that ranges from a blend of deep violet and red to a lighter lilac hue. Ancient Greeks believed that the stone protected the wearer from drunkenness and enabled them to keep a balanced mindset.
I asked members of the team to share any Amethyst themed items in their shops as gift ideas for those with birthdays in February…. here’s what they had to say:
Amethyst is said to promote happiness,love, healing, peace, courage, and intelligence. These many attributes together with its beauty, make amethyst a popular and suitable gift for almost anyone. But it is particularly appropriate for a romantic gift, as it is regarded as a stone for lovers.
I handmade this crocheted short sleeve cardigan in a beautiful shade of puple. The richness of the wool enhances the depth of the colour . It is fastened with a matching hand painted button . I think it would make an ideal cardigan to wear when the nights finally cool down and as there is only one of them , it truly is one of a kind !
This necklace is a medley of beautiful new and vintage treasures all in amethyst purple shade including a raw amethyst nugget. Easy to wear by slipping it on over one’s head and full of interesting discoveries!
Dark, mysterious amethyst. That’s what you could call the colour of this shawl, or plain old purple if you prefer. Knitted in a mohair blend yarn which is beautifully soft and light. The pattern looks simple but it was actually a bit tricky and my full attention was needed to get it right. There were a few restarts before I realised the television needed to be off if it was ever going to be finished …. but eventually success!
These are lovely natural Amethyst Gemstone Earrings set in Sterling Silver, in a oval cabochon shape.
More dark and mysterious amethyst. This time a vintage art glass bowl which probably sat on top of the telly in the 1960s or 70s.
This pair of Fabulous Retro Cuff Links features amethyst coloured rondelles that catch the light so well. The textured silver tone contrasts nicely with the amethyst.
These earrings were a new style I’d wanted to try for a while. All wire wrapping and scrolls are hand done. A 10mm amethyst round bead is the highlight. Thanks.
This beautiful gemstone is featured in lots of beautiful jewellery when cut & polished. But these two natural raw pieces are stunning in their own right as part of a rock/mineral display.
The cuttlefish cast element used in this pendant very unique and cannot be replicated. This element was created when the silver didn’t flow correct into the original cuttlefish design. However the results were stunning and the pendant designed around this.
‘Violet Study’ is a 6″ x 6″ painting on stretched canvas that was inspired by a small bunch of violets I found growing wild in my garden. They looked so good in my little pottery bud vase that I simply had to paint them.
All the different shades of amethyst come together in this wedding bracelet and if vintage is the love of your life then what could possibly be better to wear for your something old when you walk down the aisle.
This slouchy is destined to fix any bad hair day. Made with love, superb quality materials (alpaca blend), time and patience.
These beautiful amethyst briolette teardrop earrings are smooth and palest purple for a lovely vintage style.
Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace.
It has many uses including bringing protection, emotional stability and inner strength.
My latest drawing features the amethyst spectrum from deep purple to soft lilac to rich red.
A vision of this pattern had been coming strongly into my mind of late. I’m happy to see it realised on paper, although as usual, the actual drawing has evolved from the vision as it came into being.
The diamond shape I’ve chosen symbolises eternity. It refers to balance and the essential elements of cosmos.
Phillip and Majella from ExquisiteGem says
Amethyst is a gem that should really be celebrated. Perfect for those with a February birthday or anniversary. Apparently it is also the traditional gift given for a 33rd wedding anniversary – but why wait that long!
This bead set would fit with the Amethyst theme and would be great for creating your own unique birthday jewellery.
This upcycled button ring features the complimentary colours of yellow and purple. The purple button is a gorgeous round semi matt amethyst colour, and the ring would make a great February birthday gift for her.
And that’ a wrap! What an amazing line up of February Birthday gifts – of course they would also make great Valentines gifts… happy shopping 🙂