February’s birthday babies are lucky.
Because all the people with birthdays in the month of February, whether it’s the 1st, 14th, 21st or 28th, they all have one thing in common…
They not only share the same beautiful gemstone which is amethyst, but they also share something else that no other gemstone can claim… The title of: the most popular gemstone in the world.
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Hands down, amethyst is one of the most abundant, brilliant, and intensely colored gemstones on earth. Amethyst is known for its deep velvet purple hues and richly vivid violets. But amethyst can come in all shades and hues and tones of varying purples, pinks and blues. Lights and darks, it doesn’t really matter, because people are fans and love them all.
The most expensive color:
No doubt, the darker, more intense shades of purple are the most sought after, prized, and rarest color of them all. But it’s also the most expensive amethyst color to buy as well.
Thankfully most colors of amethyst are fairly inexpensive though. Most are unbelievably priced, and some even sell for a buck a carat. ONE DOLLAR! Now that’s a steal.
Amethyst is Greek:
The word amethyst means “without drunkenness” in Greek. Legend says that the wearer of this stone will escape intoxication.
You can’t get drunk? Yeah right… What were they drinking?
I’ve never known anyone to confirm this theory, but just like the name, the myth lives on.
Amethyst is a great stone to wear because it’s fairly durable as well. Coming from the great family of quartz stones, amethyst is a 7.0 on the MOH’s scale of hardness. Basically that means, it will hold up well over the long run. Amethysts will show slight signs of wear and tear over the years, like rounding of the edges and corners, and some slight chipping and breaking around the girdles edge.
Amethyst looks great in just about any style of ring too. Wide mountings, skinny bands, custom design rings, people have no problems finding amethyst in an abundant of modern settings and lovely designs.
Amethyst is cheap:
Amethyst is so inexpensive that it allows people to wear larger gemstones than normal. Big amethyst gemstones create some visually stunning pieces of jewelry. Collectors pieces. Museum quality pieces of adornment. You just can’t beat huge purple rocks, full of sparkle, brilliance, and life. Artists, gemologists, and creative jewelers just love these bright gemstones. Amethyst is everywhere.
Pendants, earrings, and bracelets make awesome matching accessories for these unforgettable works of art also. Genuine amethyst is in all the jewelry stores, in all forms of jewelry.
Amethyst comes in all sorts of wild and crazy modern cuts as well. Laser-cut amethysts with clean sharp lines, and dazzling, breathtaking beauty (see picture).
You’ll also find the classic standard cuts of stone, like ovals, rounds and princess cuts. Amethyst looks good in just about any color, and any shape, and any size.
You just can’t go wrong with February’s gemstone.
Amethyst anniversary gifts:
Amethyst is the gemstone gift for the 4th, 6th, and 17th wedding anniversaries (See the anniversary gift list for more). Amethyst is also the natural gemstone for the zodiac sign of pisces. Not to mention, it’s the official gemstone for the state of South Carolina.
And not only does amethyst work for the one and only February birthstone, but amethyst works great for some pretty big holidays as well. Valentine’s day and Sweetest day are big amethyst holidays.
Amethyst in the shapes of hearts look spectacular and stunning. Purple heart pendants with matching earrings makes a great gift for those love struck couples.
Kids, teenagers, and darling little baby girls just love amethyst even more. Purple is the bomb (and don’t forget… cheap).
The bottom line:
Women love purple. Women have made this stone extremely popular all over the country. With a low price tag, and an overwhelming supply of styles and looks, amethyst has become the most popular gemstone in the world.
It doesn’t have to be your birthstone to be appreciated either. In fact, most people have at least one piece of amethyst gemstone jewelry already, birthstone or not.
Amethyst stones look great in body piercings also. That little touch of purple sticking out of your belly button is attractive and beautiful.
Purple works great for just about any female. Any women, girl or grandma will love it. The color purple will always strike a fancy or two. Try it, you’ll see!
If you have a holiday, birthday, or special occasion coming up, I’d suggest buying the gemstone amethyst. You can never have too much purple, and you can never go wrong with amethyst either.
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