While it may seem that we just popped open bottles of champagne to ring in the New Year, we are already on month two. The beginning of a new month means a new birthstone to highlight and February’s birthstone is a beauty–amethyst. This striking purple gemstone has been a favorite in jewelry making since antiquity. In fact, there have been examples of ancient amethyst dating back as early as 2000 BC.
The ancient Greeks choose to wear amethyst for protection against evil thoughts, dark magic, and homesickness. And since the color purple has long been associated with royalty, amethyst gemstones are often found in royal crown jewels. So if February is your birthstone, treat yourself to some amethyst birthstone jewelry fit for a queen! The good news is, while it is regarded as special enough for royalty, amethyst jewelry is relatively affordable compared to other precious gems. Here are some of our favorite February birthstone amethyst jewelry right now.
10-Carat Amethyst Cocktail Ring
Flaunt your February birthstone with pride with the large 10-Carat Amethyst 14k Gold Ring. Featuring a stunning 10-carat amethyst stone cut into a faceted teardrop shape, it’s all about the mesmerizing purple gem with this ring. The stone is set into 14k gold, using a six-prong crown setting to keep it secure while raising it high to capture the light. This is a gorgeous amethyst cocktail ring that you won’t want to take off.
Vintage Inspired Amethyst and Pearl Pendant
If you love fine jewelry with an antique flair, then don’t miss this charming Vintage-Inspired Amethyst and Pearl Pendant. At the center of the 14k gold pendant is a beautiful cushion-shaped faceted amethyst stone, enveloped with intricately shaped curvy gold details that almost look like hearts. The white pearl accents add just the right amount of contrast and intrigue without taking the limelight from the star of the show, the amethyst. Plus, if you want another way to wear this piece of jewelry, simply pin it to your top using a matching gold jewelry pin and now you have an elegant brooch. Convertible jewelry is the best kind of accessory.
Amethyst and Diamond Rose Gold Bangle
Slip on this striking Amethyst and Diamond Rose Gold Bangle around your wrist and wear it either solo or along with a stack of other bangles. A light purple round-cut amethyst serves as the focal point of the 14k rose gold bangle, further emphasized by a gleaming border of sparkling petite diamonds. Minimalist and modern, this is a fresh take on wearing February’s birthstone.
Three-Stone Amethyst Rose Gold Ring
Why settle for just one birthstone when you can three! A fantastic way to wear Feb’s birthstone every day, this Three-Stone Amethyst Rose Gold Ring brings together a trio of round-cut faceted amethyst set into a curvy warm gold ring setting. The punchy purple stones arch gracefully around your finger and look especially good sitting next to the oval gold pieces that separate them. This is a great way to add some color to your jewelry look and a fun change of pace from classic white gold and diamond rings.
David Yurman Amethyst Albion Ring & Pendant Set
For designer amethyst jewelry, we turn to the master of contemporary jewelry, David Yurman. And for a serious style statement, pair the David Yurman Amethyst Albion Ring with the David Yurman Amethyst Albion Pendant for a captivating matching set.
The ring not only offers a contrast in materials by combining sterling silver, 18k yellow gold, and amethyst but also contrasting textures with smooth surfaces, the iconic cable engraving motif, and the faceted finish of the starring stone. Similarly, the matching pendant takes the same design cues with a cushion amethyst at the center, enveloped by a frame of 18k yellow gold and propped up by a band of David Yurman’s signature cable pattern.