February’s Birthstone is the lovely Amethyst. Amethyst is purple quartz and is a brilliant blend of the colors violet and red; however, violet and lilac hues tend to stand out the most.
Amethyst is said to give wearers courage, stability, self-control, and peace. Amethyst represents royalty, serenity and temperance and is a symbol of protection; to help you overcome difficulties and challenges in your life. Amethyst is also known to strengthen the bond between two people in a romantic relationship. Amethyst is used by wearers to stabilize a restless mind and strengthen one's emotional and mental well-being.
The name itself comes from the Ancient Greeks, derived from the word "methustos", which means “intoxicated” and "amethystos", meaning “not drunk”. Once only worn by royalty, the ancient wearers believed that the gemstone could protect them from “drunkenness” and that they would be able to stay clear-headed and clever.
We can include an Amethyst stone in any piece of PaulaMax Jewelry. Be sure to browse through our collection and get what you need for someone who has a February birthday, anniversary, an honorable moment, or for someone who wants to wear "The Stone of Royalty" all year long.