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Monday, February 04, 2013
February Birthstone - Amethyst
Amethyst is a member of the Quartz mineral family. It is strongly associated with royalty, perhaps due its purple color, which historically signifies power.
February Birthstone - Amethyst
Amethyst Majesty Pendant


Amethysts discovered in Russia were used to create ornamental pieces for the royal collections of many European houses. Throughout the ages, the fascinating stone has been highly praised and covered by monarchs and featured prominently in the British Crown Jewelers and is said to be the personal favorite of Queen Catharine of the Great Russia.

As adopted by The American Trade Association in 1912, Amethyst is the official birthstone for the month of February. Although this gem occurs in purple color, it may also range in different hues from light lilac to deep purple. When heat treated, amethyst’s dark hue fades and changes to lighter yellow, orange or yellow-brown known as citrine — yellow variety of quartz. You will also see jewelry classified as "green amethyst" or "yellow amethyst" because the name "amethyst" is associated with luxury and they all belong to the same quartz family.

Typically endowed with breathtaking purple brilliance, amethyst jewelry pieces such as rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets and necklaces are versatile and widely accepted by even the toughest critics as stunning adornments for your night out.

Your amethyst stone jewelry collection adds to any woman’s wardrobe, for it enhances your overall look and exudes beauty and elegance.

Amethyst is the designated gemstone for the 6th wedding anniversary.

Major deposits of Amethyst are mined in Brazil and Uruguay, but can be mined in Australia, Sri Lanka, and Russia.

Amethyst Jewelry Showcase

Reflection White Gold Pendant with Amethyst
February Birthstone - Amethyst Reflection White Gold Pendant with Amethyst-76

Water Flow Square Necklace with Amethyst
February Birthstone - Amethyst Water Flow Square Necklace with Amethyst-2

Green Amethyst Bracelet
February Birthstone - Amethyst Green Amethyst Bracelet-72

Green Amethyst Earrings
February Birthstone - Amethyst Green Amethyst Earrings-22


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