Platinum Jewelry Finds for February Birthdays: Amethyst Birthstone Jewelry
The stone of spirituality, patience, calm and even sobriety, amethyst has been revered for millennia by royalty and clergy alike. Hailed as the purple gem in virtually every culture, this variety of quartz can skew more reddish on the spectrum or even appear as crystalline lilac (otherwise known as Rose de France amethyst). Furthermore, natural fusions of amethyst and citrine result in a dual-colored violet and gold marvel called ametrine. Pair the most noble of precious metals with the ancient esteem of amethyst, and you have the makings of a platinum jewelry heirloom especially befitting those who celebrate birthdays in February.
The Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that amethysts prevented overindulgence, so it comes as no surprise that the gemstone was a mainstay during social gatherings; goblets, plates, and even utensils were often embedded with amethysts which served not only as a sign of wealth, but an indication of a host who was immensely popular.
Logic and dignity are also associated with amethysts, therefore the qualities favored by those who wore them.
Be sure to gift the one you love with the imperial purple of amethysts and the eternal brightness of platinum this February!