There are traditional associations of some gemstones with a particular month or zodiac sign. These can vary from country to country but most Western countries recognise the amethyst as the birthstone of those born in February or under the Aquarius zodiac sun sign.
The amethyst is always one of our most popular gemstones with is beautiful colour that ranges from a pinky purple to deep violet and has been used since early times all over the world to make jewellery.
Amethyst is a variety of quartz which forms as crystals in geodes. The name comes from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated” and it is believed by many to prevent drunkenness and overindulgence.
Many people believe that gemstones have their own ‘energy’ and that they can be used to improve health and wellbeing. The amethyst is said to promote happiness, peace, love, healing, courage and intelligence. It is meant to promote peaceful sleep and pleasant dreams. It is also thought to help bring clarity and help with studying. Some say that when given as a gift to a lover the emotional bond is strengthened and their love endures so this would also make a fantastic lovers gift.
So if you need a bit of clarity or want to improve your sleep then wearing amethyst jewellery could help – but wearing amethyst for its beauty alone makes a lot of sense to us.
We really enjoy working with amethyst and have created some delicate amethyst necklaces and bracelets as well as some chunkier necklaces and earrings for people who want their amethysts to really stand out. Our amethyst vintage jewellery tends to sell more quickly than other gemstones, so some of our favourite items have already sold.