Although one of the rarest stones available on the market, amethyst has always enjoyed an elevated status due to the belief that it is synonymous with royalty and luxury and why the stone features heavily in royal crowns, scepters and rings. Ironically though, the Greek word “amethystos” means “not drunken” – The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from the purple stone in belief that it protected its owner from intoxication! Amethyst is the birthstone of February, which just so happens to be my birth month and while I’ll always be a summer girl at heart, I can’t help but celebrate the beautiful purple stone that is currently enjoying its moment in the spotlight.
The Full Set
Deck yourself out with a full set of 14kt gold and amethyst jewelry in her distinctive Barnacle Tide Pool ring, necklace and Fera Collection earrings. Earrings, $1225; ring, $1195; necklace, $1485.
String Bracelet Inspired by Bermuda
I adore Kim Lefebre bracelets because you can stack them and as a frequent traveler, I love an arm full of bracelets. Keep adding to your collection with each milestone or treat yourself just because! Bracelet, $90 from www.kimlefebvredesigns.com.
The window of DavidRose is decked out with stunning Amethyst pieces, but this beautiful ring ($2400) caught my attention!
David Yurman is a Girl’s Best-Friend
Make a statement with a chucky David Yurman bangle from Crisson’s. Did you know they’re having a sale? Snatch this beautiful piece at 10% off now (sale price: $1350).
Joanna Stapff’s hand-crafted designs are dainty and beautiful, perfect for everyday wear. This amethyst-studded necklace ($115) will add a touch of elegance to any outfit.
Good for the Body, Good for the Soul
Amethyst is said to have de-stressing properties and after a long day, rubbing ASE’s Lavender and Amethyst Body Oil will is sure to leave you feeling calm and centered.
Body oil is $40 From Naked Zero.
Roll It Out!
Gem rollers have made waves in the beauty world and this month, ditch Jade for Amethyst. Built to have a cooling, soothing effect on the skin, these rollers can improve blood circulation, reduce puffiness and inflammation of the skin, promote lymphatic drainage and relieve facial and jaw tension. Available in two sizes from Atelerie, priced between $40 and $55.
Match your nails to this beautiful birthstone with OPI Purple with a Purpose, $12.50 from Brown & Co.
Pucker up with a bold statement amethyst-coloured lip in Punk Couture by MAC and kiss those winter blues goodbye, $25.50.