February – Amethyst


The amethyst’s purple tones range from deep, dark violet, to the less coveted pale lavender.
The gem’s rich color is associated with royalty and nobility. The amethyst is said to have been
Catherine the Great’s favorite gemstone and dark-hued stones are found in today’s
British Crown Jewels. It is important to keep amethyst jewelry away from the sun, as heat strips
the gem of color and causes it to turn yellow. Evidence points to the use of amethysts by
Egyptian nobility around 3,000 B.C., when it was used in pendants, bracelets, and crowns.


Information provided by jewelryinfoplace.com