Amethyst: Gem used to celebrate 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries and signifies deep love, happiness and sincerity
A member of the mineral quartz family, with only the purple variety being considered a precious gem, for centuries the Amethyst gemstone has enraptured empires and nations. As one of the world’s most popular gems, it has both a beautiful colour range and is fairly common.
So long is the history of the amethyst that even Leonardo Da Vinci commented on its positive uses. According to the Italian polymath and painter of the Mona Lisa, amethyst has the power to dispel evil thoughts, quicken intelligence and improve a person’s business acumen. With attributes like that it seems owning this 1 carat crafted from 9 carat white gold pendant can only bring good things.
A Royal and Religious Favourite
Purple has long been held as a colour signifying royalty and it is because of this that the amethyst sits so prettily in the traditional bishop’s ring; the ring of the Princes of the Church. As well as this, the gem features extensively in religious history, from Egyptian tombs to the breastplate worn by Moses in the bible. Not only that, but quite appropriately for the month we are currently in, Saint Valentine famously wore an amethyst signet ring allegedly engraved with the figure of cupid.
A Month for Romance
Whatever your reason for choosing fascinating Amethyst, as February’s chosen gem, you can be sure the lady in your life will be overjoyed to receive such a beautiful piece of jewellery to celebrate the most romantic day of the year. And what better way to tell her you love her than with this gorgeous pair of Amethyst and Diamond drop earrings.