There’s no doubt about it, February is a month for love. It’s a time to celebrate new beginnings with your nearest and dearest for Chinese New Year, and of course Valentine’s Day with your significant other. It so happens that both of these love-filled celebrations involve a lot of the colour red, which symbolises luck or passion.
But February is also a month to shine a light on the colour purple! February babies, your powerful birthstone is the stunning Amethyst, which can be found in a range of purple hues, from faint lilac to rich, regal purple. And, the deeper the purple, the more rare and valuable it is.
Also known as purple quartz, this stunning semiprecious gem is steeped in history and mysticism. Derived from the Greek word ‘amethystos’, which means ‘not drunk’, in Greek mythology amethysts were believed to have the power to protect people against intoxication when drinking alcohol, keeping them clear-headed and focused.
During the Middle Ages, they were thought to have healing powers and often used as medication to target ailments like headaches or back pain. Meanwhile, in Tibetan and Chinese history, amethysts have long been associated with peace and tranquility, relieving stress, soothing feelings of anger and anxiety, and even alleviating grief. In Arabian mythology, on the other hand, they were said to protect the wearer from bad dreams and promote healthy sleep.
Needless to say, amethysts have been considered highly symbolic across cultures throughout history. So if you were born in February, or you know a Feb baby (or even if you just like the colour purple!), it’s worth investing in this powerful birthstone and making it a staple in your jewellery collection.
You’ll find this vibrant purple gem in our Clover Cut capsule (a symbol of luck in itself!), encased in solid recycled gold. Featuring ethically-sourced stones from South Africa, this minimalist, clean-cut collection includes matching studs, a bracelet, a ring and a pendant.
Elevate elegant work outfits with the complete set, or mix and match them individually with other jewellery pieces to add a touch of playfulness and colour to your stacks.
If you’re looking for a fun statement piece featuring amethyst instead of a whole set, look no further than our Clover Cut bangles. These multi-coloured open bracelets feature an amethyst on one side, matched with a contrasting Swiss Blue Topaz or a bright green Peridot stone on the other.
Sure to add an extra pop of colour to your collection, this simple yet fun design is versatile making it perfect for stacking with a casual chic outfit, or wearing solo with something minimalist and fancy. Ready to step out of your comfort zone and add the humble, healing amethyst to your jewellery game?