The Amethyst is the beautiful purple birthstone for the month of February. It is a symbol of royalty, which was assigned after purple was designated as a color for royalty. A common tale is that it symbolizes celibacy and piety. According to Leonardo Da Vinci, the amethyst is supposed to remove evil thoughts from our minds and make us learn and comprehend faster. This was his theory, which is purely a speculative myth.
After this legend of origin stuck, the amethyst was said to have an intoxicating effect on those that wore it. It is also said to empower those born in the month of February with strength, intelligence and a feeling of royalty. The amethyst is a prized gem with multiple symbolic meanings. Royals use it in crowned jewels and in other aspects of their homes simply out of the legendary beliefs from the Greek Gods.
Amethyst is such a rich, royal color, and it comes in so many different sultry shades. We made a treasury of some of our favorite jewelry made with Amethyst!
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