The February Birthstone Pendant
18ct yellow gold vermeil and amethyst birthstone pendant
February’s birthstone is the purple amethyst. Its modern name, as it stands today, was given to the stone by the ancient Greeks who believed this stone to hold the cure to intoxication (the literal translation of ‘amethyst’ is ‘not-drunk’). It is also the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love, and is said to carry the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality and logic of temperance and sobriety.
Amethyst itself is a quartz, with tones ranging from pinkish-violet to deep bluey-purple. The best amethysts can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka and Brazil. As a stone, amethysts have always held significant importance in the depiction and representation of power. Fine specimens of the gemstone are featured in the British Crown Jewels and in the collections of Cleopatra and Catherine the Great. The latter loved the stone so much that she sent thousands of miners down into the Ural Mountains to search for the gemstones.
Our Birthstone Pendants are particularly popular as christening presents as they perfectly marry bespoke customisation with timeless elegance. For those who wish to personalise their pendant beyond the central birthstone, we offer custom engraving as well as the application of additional gemstones if required. Examples of fully personalised Birthstone Pendants can be found on our Bespoke Page.
If you would like to enquire about owning or commissioning a fully bespoke Birthstone Pendant please email [email protected] to explore what is possible.
- 18ct yellow gold vermeil
- Sterling silver
- 30'' chain
Height : 16mm
Width : 14mm