Unveiling Amethyst: The Enchanting Birthstone of February
February, a month marked by romance, passion, and introspection, is adorned with a gemstone that captures the essence of its ethereal charm - Amethyst. As the birthstone of this mystical month, Amethyst embodies a rich history, captivating allure, and profound symbolism that transcends generation. At Augustine Jewels we've used two varieties of this stone throughout our collections: Purple Amethyst and Green Amethyst.
Although both variations of Amethyst are used, the following blog focuses on the more popular Purple Amethyst! From Historical Significance to Spiritual Meaning, learn more about this fantastic stone below:
A Glimpse into History:
Amethyst, with its mesmerising purple hues ranging from pale lilac to deep violet, has fascinated civilisation for centuries. Its name derives from the Greek word "amethystos" meaning "not intoxicated". Ancient Greeks believed that wearing Amethyst could protect them from darkness, making it a popular choice for wine goblets and amulets among royalty and clergy alike. Throughout history, Amethyst has been associated with various virtues and powers, including clarity of mind, spiritual enlightenment, and protection against negative energies. From ancient
Egyptian pharaohs to Renaissance European monarchs, Amethyst has adorned crowns, jewellery, and religious artefacts, symbolising wisdom, strength, and divine connection. Alexandra has spoken about Amethysts in multiple of her online gem talks, you can learn more about these here.
The Science of Splendour:
Beyond its mythical lore, Amethyst boasts remarkable geological origins and properties. A member of the quartz family, Amethyst forms within volcanic rocks through a combination of heat and pressure, often displaying distinctive crystal formations and patterns. Its vibrant purple coloration results from the presence of iron impurities within the crystal lattice with variation in hue influenced by factors such as trace elements and radiation exposure. Geologists and gemologists marvel at the unique characteristics of Amethyst and continue to captivate enthusiasts and collectors with its natural beauty and allure. Alexandra found herself drawn to the stone when creating the Como Collection, it's used in a set of Cluster Jewellery Pieces also featuring Peridot and Tourmaline
Symbolism and Significance:
As the birthstone of February, amethyst carries profound symbolism and significance for those born under its celestial influence. Beyond its association with the zodiac sign of Aquarius and the astrological planet of Saturn, Amethyst embodies qualities that resonate deeply with individuals born during this time.
Amethyst is often hailed as a stone of spiritual growth, inner peace, and transformation. Its soothing energy is believed to promote clarity of thoughts, emotional balance, and mindfulness, making it an ideal companion for meditation, introspection, and self discovery. For February-born individuals seeking guidance, protection, and inspiration, Amethyst seres as a talisman of strength, resilience, and enlightenment.
Embracing the Beauty:
In contemporary times, Amethyst continues to ancient and inspire jewellery designers, artisans, and connoisseurs worldwide. From minimalist accessories to elaborate statement pieces, Amethyst infuses elegance, sophistication, and a touch of mystique into every design. Whether adorning a pendant, ring, bracelet, or earrings, Amethyst transcends trends and occasions, radiating timeless allure and personal significance. Its versatility allows it to complement a spectrum of styles, from casual chic to formal elegance, making it a cherished addition to any jewellery collection.
In the kaleidoscope of gemstones, Amethyst shines brightly as a symbol of February's enchanting spirit and timeless beauty. From its ancient origins steeped in myth and legend to its modern day allured and symbolism, Amethyst continues to fascinate and captivate admires across the globe. If you're interested in learning more about our Amethyst Jewellery, be sure to follow the link below:
Purple Amethyst, Rhodolite and Spinel 5 Drop Earrings from the Aurora Collection. Available in: