Pantone color of the year: Ultra violet





Hello February!

Perhaps one of the prettiest birthstones of the year, Amethyst is here!

You may already know that Amethyst is beautiful, but as a gemstone, did you know that it can also be incredibly powerful?

Stunning Amethyst is a member of the quartz family and has properties often associated with peace, balance, courage, inner strength, and sincerity.

Many people choose to wear a gemstone or birthstone as a piece of jewelry, in order to keep the stones’ energy close to your body.  Lore says that keeping the vibration of crystals on your person, for as long as possible each day, may help maximize the specific healing properties of a gemstone.

Whether or not you were born in February, or if you just love this beautiful birthstone, we’ve got the facts, history, and meaning of the February birthstone, Amethyst!  

The Mineral:
Amethyst is one of the most precious and valuable stones belonging to the quartz, silicate group of minerals, and is made unique by its violet-colored hue. It is the most popular form of quartz in the jewelry market today.

Rose Amethyst is also a Quartz. The stone of love that teaches the wearer to love themselves and open the heart to receive love.

The History:
The name comes from Ancient Greece and is believed that the stone protects its owner. This stone is said to provide the wearer wisdom, spirituality, sobriety, and security.

Since purple is considered one of the royal colors, Amethyst has quite a historical importance as an insignia of power. Fine Amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and they were also a favorite of Catherine the Great of Russia and Egyptian royalty.

The Birthstone:
February, which is both Aquarius and Pisces.

Mohs Scale of Hardness:
7.0 Mohs

Anniversary Gift:
4, 6, 9 and 33rd years

Looking for the perfect Amethyst to celebrate the season? Find your favorite Amethyst jewels from Tacori Here


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