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Happy birthday to all of my February babies out there! In a month primarily associated with so much red and pink, February’s birthstone is actually an amethyst, typically a violet, purple hue. Its name even originated from its similarity to the color of the grape and its association with the God of Wine, Dionysus. So it became that Greeks named the stone “amethystos” which literally means “not intoxicated,” when worn, it kept you sober, prevented hangovers, and was even worn on the battlefield to keep a level-headed mind.

I always think of February as a time to get your mind focused and positive. The holidays and chaos have calmed, you’re back into your workflow, and I don’t know if it’s the flowers blooming or just the promise of warmer weather, but things are looking up. Not only is spring approaching, and the color is welcomed back into the wardrobe with beyond-opened arms, but the entire year’s color is radiant orchid, which can be a variation of an amethyst’s color.

What better way to welcome spring colors into your wardrobe than to start by adding the actual color of the year into your outfits? An easy, versatile piece to start with is a simple but elegant ring, like this 14-karat pink gold with a cushion 2.72-carat amethyst ring,

not to mention that this ring also has a matching necklace and earrings! We have a huge selection of gorgeous amethyst stone jewelry for you to choose from here, and before I go, like always, I will leave you with this month’s birthstone poem:

“The February born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they, the amethyst will wear.”

Amethyst necklace, ring, earrings, and bracelet
Large amethyst ring