February’s birthstone, Amethyst, is a semi-precious gemstone that is a member of the quartz family. Although Amethysts are typically found in shades of purple, ranging from pale to deep violet, they do also come in other hues including pale green- often used in jewellery.
It’s a durable stone that is mined in many parts of the world, including the United States, Brazil, Canada, Russia, and many countries throughout Africa and Europe.
For centuries, the Amethyst has been considered as a gemstone that possesses many healing properties, and psychics believe the stone has mystical and spiritual powers, making it the perfect talisman.
Associated with the third eye and crown chakras, the Amethyst is said to hold calming properties, shield against negativity and improve mental clarity and memory.
For a great everyday option, we’re lusting over Ciara Bowles, OOAK Amethyst & Ruby Trilogy Ring in 9ct Gold. Each piece of Ciara’s jewellery is made in Ciara’s East London studio with the sustainable future of jewellery in mind, working with reputable suppliers to source recycled gemstones from unworn or vintage jewellery.
For the maximalist approach, look to Alexis Bittar’s Gold Pebble Cake Cluster Clip-On Earrings which are sure to turn heads.