February Birthstone: Amethyst Jewelry

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Amethyst is a beautiful purple quartz that can be found in every corner of the world. Its lovely color and durability makes it a wonderful option for many types of custom jewelry.

While amethyst is most commonly known for its purple color, the gemstone can range from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple, which could read more blue or red depending on the light. It’s even possible for the same stone to have layers or color variants, allowing for a finishing piece to display the color differently depending on the cut.

One of the most spectacular things we think of when we think of amethyst is when it occurs in geodes or in the cavities of granitic rocks, which can be found all over the world, including the United States, Canada Brazil and Zambia.

What Does Amethyst Mean?

Amethyst was believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus – keeping the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. This led to many people associating the gemstone with symbols of intelligence and wit. Leonard da Vinci once said that amethyst helps to quicken intelligence and get rid of evil thoughts.

Other qualities associated with the gemstone include peace, stability, courage, and strength.

Amethyst Custom Jewelry

In modern day, amethyst is simply admired for its beautiful shade and the way it complements both warm and cool colors, allowing it to blend perfectly with both yellow and white materials. This unique color enhances almost every color in your wardrobe.

Not only is amethyst the February birthstone, but it is also used to celebrate the 6th and 17th year of marriage.

Looking for a spectacular piece of amethyst jewelry? Call Victoria Jewelers at (407) 895-0047 or contact us online today to learn more about our custom jewelry process and how we can create a beautiful piece of jewelry designed just for you.

Victoria Jewelers 2/9/2017