Your February Birthstone Guide

Your February Birthstone Guide

When it comes to selecting a gift for a remarkable woman in your life, you can never go wrong with jewelry. Whether you're searching for a push present for a new mother, a birthday gift for your teenage daughter, or a Mother's Day gift for grandma, there's nothing more personal than birthstone jewelry.

Our amethyst jewelry experts have compiled a February birthstone guide to share the story behind the amethyst stone and help you select the diamond gemstone accessory that will melt her heart. 

Why Are Birthstones Significant?

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While birthstones once held religious meaning, the religious aspect has faded over time. Instead, it became a widely held belief that each stone, when worn individually, held great emotional and physical benefits. Birthstones became known for providing protection, good health, and happiness while strengthening bonds, such as love and friendship.

While not everyone believes in birthstones' benefits, they do make incredibly unique gifts. Birthstones represent the celebration of the wearer's birth month or that of a child, grandchild, or significant other. A birthstone jewelry piece makes the ideal keepsake for any woman’s jewelry collection.

Which Birthstone List Do I Select From?

Today, we recognize three official lists of birthstones. While some gemstones have changed over time, other birthstones have remained constant. In 1912, The National Association of Jewelers developed a modern-day list of birthstones, which is most often followed today.  

The 3 birthstone lists include:

  • ancient
  • traditional
  • modern

The ancient birthstone list has been used for thousands of years, making these gemstones the most widely recognized. Gemstones from the traditional birthstone list were introduced roughly 500 years ago. Within the last 100 years, the modern birthstone list was formed and has continued to grow in popularity. While there is no wrong answer to which list you should select a birthstone from, the modern list is the most widely used.

What is February’s Birthstone?

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Amethyst is the stone to look for while shopping for a February birthstone. The amethyst is listed on both the traditional and modern birthstone lists and is also a traditional option for a 6th and 17th wedding anniversary gift.

The February birthstone is made up of various quartz. The stunning shades of the amethyst range from deep purple to violet, capturing one’s eye from the jewelry setting it is nestled in.

The History of the Amethyst

The love of amethyst is said to have begun with the Greek gods, who drank from goblets adorned with amethyst. In fact, they believed the use of amethyst stones on their goblets held the power to prevent drunkenness. The Greek word Amethystos even translates to “not intoxicated.”

Medieval soldiers later wore the magnificent stones as they went into battle. The February birthstone was believed to hold the power of protection while keeping the men focused and alert.

It was common to see European royalty drape themselves in robes of purple shades while they were accessorized with amethyst stones. Today, the Queen of England still wears a brooch from the stunning amethyst jewelry Kent collection.

What Does the February Birthstone Symbolize?

The February birthstone symbolizes positivity while warding off negative thoughts. Amethyst jewelry provides the wearer with a sense of peace and positive vibes.

Amethyst also represents:

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  • courage
  • royalty
  • focus
  • stability
  • affection

Selecting the Perfect Amethyst Jewelry Gift

The beauty of the February birthstone stems from its varying tones of purple. Any amethyst jewelry piece you choose is sure to make her eyes light up. If you’re shopping for the perfect amethyst piece to add to her collection, we've compiled a list of some of our favorites that may suit her taste.

Our February birthstone experts have compiled an amethyst jewelry gift list that will help you find the perfect keepsake for your loved one. From earrings to lilac-colored pendant necklaces, you may just decide to gift her with a matching birthstone set!

Our Favorite Amethyst Jewelry Pieces

We have an incredible assortment of birthstone jewelry gifts from our beloved Sabel Collection. If you’re not quite sure which amethyst jewelry piece to gift her first, we highly recommend the February Birthstone and Diamond Halo Earrings. The gorgeous purple hues surrounded by white diamonds sparkle brilliantly. They make the perfect pair of studs to represent her birth month.

Amethyst Birthstone Stud Earrings

We particularly love how this amethyst jewelry piece is placed in a white gold setting for optimal performance. Each time they grace her lobes, she'll think of you, whether out for a special event or lunch with friends.

Another favorite is Our Sabel Collection Round Amethyst Birthstone Pendant Necklace. The deep purple shade of this February birthstone will grace her neck from an 18-inch 14k white gold chain. The amethyst stands out with a slightly vintage design set in white gold, commanding admiration. In addition, she will love the versatility this amethyst jewelry piece offers, as she can wear it both day and night for any occasion.

If the lady in your life loves rings as much as we do, then you must take a peek at our exquisite halo ring designed with her February birthstone. The Amethyst and Diamond Halo Birthstone Ring features a sparkling 7mm stone surrounded by .20 cttw white diamonds to optimize this amethyst jewelry piece’s appeal. And if you’re feeling extra generous, you could always pair it with a lovely February birthstone pendant necklace.

Why Consider Custom February Birthstone Gifts?

If you are still searching for an amethyst jewelry gift as unique as the lady in your life, you may wish to consider a custom piece. Custom jewelry offers a one-of-a-kind gift with the sentimental value she will cherish forever.

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Custom February birthstone jewelry allows you endless possibilities. Whether she has a particular taste or is a woman who seems to have everything, a custom design brings your visions to reality. From an amethyst anniversary band to a dainty, everyday bracelet, it doesn’t get more personalized than a creation from your heart.  

With help from our expert design team, a custom amethyst jewelry gift offers you the complete creative freedom to design a gift with a story she will never forget. Our incredible team of custom jewelry designers will assist you throughout the custom creation process.

From vision to maintenance, our team is here to fulfill your needs. We invite you to visit and allow us to help you choose the ideal amethyst jewelry gift.