February is one of my favorite months. Not just because of Valentine’s Day, but because of the birthstone Amethyst, and the flower that represents the month, violets! I think it is safe to say that I love purple!
I have a big rough amethyst that serves as a door stopper in my house. I actually took it from my mom and I’m not sure she even knows that it’s missing. But it is gorgeous! For a girl who loves sparkle, to look at the inside of that rock and see the naturally occurring crystals, just makes my world go around. My mom used to use it as a lesson when I was growing up too. She would take the rough side of the amethyst rock, the one that had nothing special and say that the outside doesn’t matter, it's what is on the inside that counts. Then she would turn over the rock and that’s where the beauty was.
Amethyst is a quartz that can be mined relatively easily. The moment when you find that ugly, bumpy rock and then crack into it with your rock hammer and see the gorgeous crystals you feel like you have struck a fortune. Amethyst can be expensive depending on the color but it is also an affordable stone that can be easily found in many jewelry stores. Here are a few from our selection…
Click here to shop these amethyst pieces and more!
The color of Amethyst is royal purple and has been sought after for decades by royalty. Also, royal purple not only looks beautiful in our gemstone for the month but also is very fashionable. Check out a few of these stylish outfits featuring our beloved purple.
February Fun Facts:
~National Bird Feeding Month
~Every First Sunday of February is Super Bowl Sunday
~In Old English, February was called “mud month”
~February is one of the most misspelled words in the English language
~February is the only month that can pass without having a full moon
~Famous February birthdays include: Babe Ruth, Charles Dickens, Garth Brooks, James Dean, Sheryl Crow, Michael Jordan, John Travolta, Steven Jobs, Johnny Cash, Elizabeth Taylor, and Victor Hugo.
If you still need a Valentine’s Day gift and/or a February birthday gift combined, you still have time to order! Check out a few of my favorite picks.
Click here to shop these earrings (that include amethyst gemstones!) Also they are a great price at $79!
Click here to shop this ring that also have amethyst accents!
Click here to shop this colorful bracelet that could be stacked with other bracelets!
Thank you for reading and Happy February!