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February Birthstone: Amethyst - A Gem Fit for Royalty

by Qhama Daka on February 07, 2024

If February is your birth month, you're in for a royal treat with Amethyst, the purple quartz that has enchanted humanity for centuries. Once reserved for royalty, this exquisite gem now graces the collections of individuals worldwide, thanks to its lilac to deep purple hues.

Amethyst in Close-up Shot

Whether mined or manufactured, Amethyst captivates with its versatile shapes and sizes. Explore the regal history and modern accessibility of the February birthstone, and consider adorning yourself or a loved one with a stunning piece—a symbol not just of birth, but of personal empowerment and inner strength.


Amethyst and Royalty: A Historical Affair

Throughout history, Amethyst adorned the crowns and jewellery of royalty, from ancient Egyptians to European nobles. Its deep purple hues symbolised power, luxury, and a connection to the divine. Even Catherine the Great and the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis, showcased their admiration for Amethyst with lavish jewellery. The gem's allure has transcended time, captivating royals since the days of Alexander the Great.


Why Amethyst is Associated with February: Unravelling the Mysteries

February, a month of love and warmth, boasts Amethyst as its birthstone—a tradition deeply rooted in history and culture.

The specific connection between Amethyst and February is less explicitly defined in ancient texts, and there are multiple interpretations of how this association came to be. However, some theories and historical beliefs provide insight into why Amethyst is linked to February:

Beautiful Purple Amethyst Gemstone on Blurred Brown Background

1. Ancient Greek Mythology:

The term "amethyst" finds its roots in the Greek word "amethystos," meaning "not intoxicated." In Greek mythology, Amethyst was thought to offer protection against drunkenness and was associated with Dionysus, the god of wine.

Wearing Amethyst was believed to prevent intoxication and promote mental clarity. As February is a month associated with love and is the period of transition from winter to spring, the protective and clear-minded qualities attributed to Amethyst in Greek mythology align with the themes of sobriety and clarity, making it a fitting birthstone for this month.

Dionysus - Greek god of wine

2. Astrological and Zodiac Connections:

Astrologically, Amethyst is often tied to the zodiac sign of Pisces, spanning from late February to early March. It is believed to enhance the intuition and spiritual connection of individuals born under this sign.

3. Saint Valentine & Cupid’s Bow:

Legend suggests that St. Valentine once wore an amethyst ring engraved with Cupid's portrait. This tale might contribute to the tradition of Amethyst being the birthstone for February, as it signifies love among its various believed properties. 

Gregorian Birthstone Poem 1870


Tru-Diamonds Lab Grown Amethyst Gems: A Sustainable Sparkle

At Tru-Diamonds, we blend innovation with sustainability in our lab-grown Amethyst gems. These ethically sourced and environmentally friendly creations not only sparkle with brilliance but also contribute to a greener future. Compared to mined Amethyst, our lab-grown gems offer a guilt-free choice for those who appreciate the beauty of Amethyst without compromising on sustainability.


Amethyst Jewellery: A Regal Selection for February Birthdays

Celebrate the uniqueness of February birthdays with our curated Amethyst jewellery collection. From dazzling rings symbolising everlasting love to graceful pendants exuding sophistication, our selection caters to varied tastes. Explore stunning bracelets, earrings, or indulge in the elegance of our matching sets—a royal present for the king or queen of your heart or a self-indulgent token of inner strength.

Tru-Amethyst Cincature Ring on finger

Tru-Amethyst Cincature Ring

Tru-Amethyst Perfection Ring on hand

Tru-Amethyst Perfection Ring

Tru-Amethyst Perfection Ring on hand

Tru-Amethyst Perfection Ring


FAQs: Answering Your Amethyst Queries

Q: What makes Amethyst the birthstone for February?

A: Amethyst's association with February stems from ancient beliefs, attributing clarity and calmness to this gem—a perfect fit for those born in the month of love.

Q: Are lab-grown Amethysts as durable as mined ones?

A: Absolutely. Our lab-grown Amethysts exhibit the same durability and brilliance as their mined counterparts, with the added benefits of sustainability.

Horizontal background made of amethyst gems close up

Q: Can I find Amethyst jewellery suitable for everyday wear?

A: Certainly! Our versatile Amethyst pieces suit both special occasions and everyday elegance, providing a touch of regality to any outfit.

Q: How do you take care of Amethyst jewellery?

A: To maintain the beauty of your Amethyst jewellery, gently clean it with a soft cloth and mild soap. Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals and extreme temperatures. Store it separately to prevent scratches. Explore our jewellery care page for additional insights on properly maintaining and caring for your jewellery.

Q: How to style Amethyst jewellery?

A: Amethyst's versatile purple hues complement various styles. Pair rings with casual or formal outfits, layer necklaces for a trendy look, and choose earrings or bracelets to add a pop of colour—making every piece a statement of elegance.

Lady wearing Tru-Diamonds Amethyst Inspiration Pendant

Tru-Amethyst Perfection Earrings

Lady wearing Tru-Diamonds Amethyst Inspiration Pendant

Tru-Amethyst Inspiration Pendant


In Conclusion: An Invitation to Elegance

As we honour the month of February and the enchanting Amethyst, Tru-Diamonds extends an invitation to explore our curated collection. Whether as a heartfelt birthday gift or a personal indulgence, our Amethyst jewellery is a tribute to the enduring charm of this regal gemstone. Embrace the beauty of Amethyst with Tru-Diamonds – where every piece tells a story of sophistication and grace.