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The February Birthstone is the Amethyst – find the best amethyst jewellery

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If you are a February birthday  then the amethyst is your stone.

 You are likely to be full of constant strange and abstract thoughts which compliment how Intelligent and clever you naturally are whilst blessed with a mercurial personality.others find you attractive and sexy but maybe temperamental. A side of you that feels the need to be shy and humble can hide how determined and rebellious you can be in the need to reach goals and push boundaries. You love freedom but in a relationship you are loyal and honest hiding your anger rather than confronting a problem, keeping your emotions closed but wishing you could learn how to show them more openly. Being  so sensitive and easy to hurt means you don’t always show how romantic you can be. Superstitious  and drawn to the  world of magic and mysticism to help realise your hopes and dreams. 

The Amethyst,  purple , positive , protective and purifying. It’s claimed it can help rid the mind of negative thoughts and induce humility, sincerity, and spiritual wisdom.Amethysts are a member of the Quartz family of gems and are highly valued for their deep violet color and twinned crystal structure. Amethysts have been engraved and set into jewelry since ancient Egypt and continue to be very popular today.

Amethyst derives its name from the Greek word ametusthos which means ‘not intoxicated’. For centuries, Amethyst has been thought to be useful in the prevention of drunkenness and overindulgence, which is why ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved out drinking vessels from it. In ancient China  amethyst crystals were carried as a powerful tool to clear negative energy and drive away the trials of life. 

Ancient Egyptians gave another meaning to the crystals and were wearing jewelry with amethyst to protect against guilty and fearful feelings, along with a protection from witchcraft. There are examples of the amethyst stone being used in Egypt as far back to 4000 BC. 

Soldiers from ancient times often carried Amethyst with its powerful ability for protection. Natural tranquilizer: Amethyst relieves an individual from stress and strain, soothes irritability, balancing mood swing,  anger, rage, fear and anxiety  and most importantly dispelling evil thoughts. 

  The Amethyst,  purple , positive , protective and purifying. It’s claimed it can help rid the mind of negative thoughts and induce humility, sincerity, and spiritual wisdom.Amethysts are a member of the Quartz family of gems and are highly valued for their deep violet color and twinned crystal structure. Amethysts have been engraved and set into jewelry since ancient Egypt and continue to be very popular today

 

It activates our  spiritual awareness with outstanding healing and cleansing powers , opening intuition and enhancing  the psychic abilities that might be lying dormant. It is said that when placed under your pillow it will help in remembering and understanding dreams and induce a restful nights sleep.eliminating diseases. By wearing the protective Amethyst crystal, one gets protection from all types of suffering including spiritual or psychic attack. 

According to a Greek legend, Dionysus (the god of wine and drunken revelry) had become enraged with all mortals after one insulted him by refusing Dionysus’ hospitality. He vowed to punish the next mortal he came across. The mortal happened to be a young woman named Amethystos who was on her way to pray to the goddess Artemis. When Amethystos realized she was in trouble, she cried out to Artemis who transformed her into a pure white statue and so  saved her life . Dionysus was  so moved by the statue’s  purity and innocence and in an act of contrition emptied his wine cup on top of it, dying it a deep purple.

And so we have the reason for its link with sobriety, Amethyst derives its name from the Greek word ametusthos which means ‘not intoxicated’. For centuries, Amethyst has been thought to be useful in the prevention of drunkenness and overindulgence, which is why ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved out drinking vessels from it. 

At one time, only royalty could wear the gem but today it is readily available in many items of jewelry and as crystals to decorate the home. 

Bestseller No. 1
Aurora Tears February Birthstone Necklace 925 Sterling Silver Purple Amethyst Birth Stone Pendant Jewellery Gifts for Women and Girls DP0029F
  • ✿Material : With 925 Sterling Silver Pendant , 100% safe for sensitive skin , Silver plated -base chain.
  • ✿Size : Pendant , 1.25*1.85cm, Chain, 45cm length, 1mm width. Please double check it before you make orders.
  • ✿Gift Choice : Perfect birthday gifts for her , for your Wife , Mom , Daughter , Grandma , Girlfriend , Friends , your special someone or just a gift for yourself .The unique design of this birthstone jewelry matches Valentines Day , Mothers Day , Anniversary Day , Thanksgiving day, New Year and Birthday or just daily life.
  • ✿Package : 1 Pendant + 1 Chain . With 1 elegant gift box , Ready to treat yourself or gift for your loves.
  • ✿Guarantee : 100% satisfaction and money back guarantee , any question just feel free to contact us . Aurora Tears Launches products every month , the aim of us to bring everything that makes her special with unique and beautiful gifts !
Bestseller No. 2
Gemini body jewellery Birthstone Amethyst (February) CZ & Surgical Steel Stud Earrings Fits Standard Ear Piercing
  • Material: Hypoallergenic 316L Surgical steel and cubic zirconia
  • Gem Colour: Amethyst (February)
  • You will receive 2 Earrings (1 Pair)
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Aurora Tears 925 Sterling Silver Butterfly Necklaces February Birthstone Purple Amethyst Pendant Jewelry Necklace for Women Girls DP0013P
  • ❤Material : With 925 Sterling Silver Pendant , 100% safe for sensitive skin .
  • ❤Size : Pendant ,2*1.36cm, Chain , 45cm length , 1mm width . Please double check it before you make orders.
  • ❤Gift Choice : Perfect birthday gifts for her , for your Wife , Mom , Daughter , Grandma , Girlfriend , Friends , your special someone or just a gift for yourself .The unique design of this birthstone jewelry matches Valentines Day , Mothers Day , Anniversary Day , Thanksgiving day, New Year and Birthday or just daily life.
  • ❤Package : 1 Pendant + 1 Chain . With 1 elegant gift box , Ready to treat yourself or gift for your loves.
  • ❤Guarantee : 100% satisfaction and money back guarantee , any question just feel free to contact us . Aurora Tears Launches products every month , the aim of us to bring everything that makes her special with unique and beautiful gifts !
Bestseller No. 4
Aeon Jewellery Birthstone Stud Earrings - June Light Amethyst | 9ct Yellow Gold & Cubic Zirconia Diamond | Polishing Cloth Included | Gifts for Birthdays & Special Occasions for Women
  • 💫 JUNE BIRTHSTONE: If you are shopping for someone born in June, then this special jewellery set is perfect. June's birth stone is a light amethyst; calm your restless mind. This glistening gemstone is linked with being able to maintain healthy relationships. Wear it boost your confidence and self-esteem
  • 💎 HYPOALLERGENIC: Our 9 carat gold jewellery is free from nickel-free, tarnish-resistant and are hypoallergenic, meaning they are suitable for almost any sensitive skin. Great for a girls first ear piercing as these are small and discrete. All our sets are compliant with UK and EU directives ensuring quality and longevity.
  • 🎁IDEAL GIFT SET: Each piece is carefully designed and polished to ensure that the recipient falls in love with our earrings. These would be a perfect present for girlfriends, mothers, daughters, aunts, girls, and ladies. Great for birthdays, Valentines, Christmas, anniversaries, and any special occasion.
  • ✨ POLISHING CLOTH INCLUDED: All our gold studs come with a gift box and polishing cloth included in the price. We also promise a guarantee for 12 months against manufacturing defects. So, you can buy with confidence. Earrings measure 5mm in diameter, have butterfly backs and feature a round cut, 4 pronged Cubic Zirconia set stone.
  • 📿 ABOUT AEON JEWELLERY: We have been selling in the UK and Ireland for over 30 years! We are a passionate supplier of high quality sterling silver jewellery at prices everyone can afford.
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TJC Natural Amethyst Five Stone Ring for Womens in 925 Sterling Silver Gemstone Jewellery for Anniversary Size M February Birthstone
  • This romantic five stone band ring represents 5 years of togetherness and is a perfect 5th wedding anniversary gift.
  • Studded with Amethyst Elegantly crafted in metal finish of 925 Sterling Silver that gleams and glows very brightly.
  • Amethyst has been a prized and celebrated gemstone for centuries. It is the birthstone for Pisces and the month of February. Amethyst stone has been included in royal collections all over the world, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels.
  • Explore vast range of TJC Rings, Earrings, Bracelets, Chain, Pendants, Necklace in various Gemstones and long lasting high end Metals. Search for TJC Rings in gorgeous styles like TJC Band Rings, Solitaire Rings, Halo Rings, TJC Cluster Rings, Eternity Rings, Ballerina Rings, TJC Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings, Anniversary Rings and many more.
  • Ideal Gift for Christmas, Easter Day, Graduation Day, Friendship Day or other special occasions you would like to make memorable.

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How to choose an amber pendant

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Amber is fossilized tree resin, which was once referred to as the “gold of the north” for its beautiful and unique qualities. Amber is a gemstone that can be made into an animal figurine, a pendant or other jewellery pieces, often in sterling silver.

There are many things to consider when purchasing an amber pendant. For example, the most important thing is that you should buy it from a reliable dealer who will provide you with a certificate of authenticity and also guarantee that the amber stone has been treated for any possible pest infestation. There are many fake amber pieces of jewellery around, so you should be careful. Generally the richer the colour and the more translucent the stone, the more valuable it is.

There are two different types of amber: organic and synthetic.

Different types of amber from different parts of the world

There are different kinds of amber-like white Amboine, which is from the northeast of Myanmar. Other types of amber include “whiskey” amber which has a cognac or whiskey colour and originates from the Baltic region, “Mexican” amber and Turquoise from India.

The honey-coloured Baltic amber comes from the ancient Baltic Sea regions, in southern Poland, northern Germany and southern Sweden.

Mexican Amber is better known as “Mexican Gold” because of its golden colour. Mexican amber was very famous in the Victorian era in Britain. The reason why there is so much amber coming from the Baltic is that it was an area with many forests. This allowed the amber to settle there. Amber is most commonly found in clastic sedimentary rocks. Amber can be found in fossilised forests from the Ordovician to the Quaternary periods. There are a few theories as to why these forests formed, with the most popular being that this was due to the combined effect of forest fires and ice sheets.

Another theory is this was due to a combination of heavy fog coming from the coast and heavy rain, which caused a dense ground cover of ferns. This would have created a dark, sinister atmosphere, which is what the fossilised forests look like. The most common type of amber is called succinite (often called “true” amber), and it usually contains mostly pine tree resin.

Insects can get trapped in the sticky sap that leaks from living trees, then become preserved as inclusions when the sap becomes fossilized and hardens. Amber which contains insects is particularly sought after, especially for pendants. 

 

amber pendant

Do you want to make your own amber pendant? 

The first step in testing a piece of amber is to identify the type, using a process called polymerization. Polymerization is achieved by heating the amber until it turns into liquid. The liquid will be light brown if it’s plant resin, and dark brown if it’s animal resin. The next step is to identify whether or not there are any insects inside of the amber. To do this, use a process called maceration by placing the amber in alcohol for about two weeks.  The amber will start to bubble up, and turn a milky white. This means that the insects have started to decompose, therefore making your piece of amber safe to work with.

Once all of the pieces have been identified and tested, it’s time to start cutting into the amber. To get an exact cut, you’ll need a very sharp instrument. 

If you are looking to buy an amber pendant set, these tips will help find the right one for you.

1. The type of stone: the majority of amber that is sold on the market is resin, which means that it is mixed with a strong-smelling oil and heated until it reaches a viscous state and becomes hard. There are three different types of resin: yellow, red, and white.

2. The colour of the stone: amber is usually dark brown in colour but can also be yellow or orange in some cases. In greyish stones, bubbles appear as a result of trapped air during the heating process. If you choose a Baltic amber pendant it will probably look like a solid piece of honey.

3. Shape: most amber pendants are round but they can also be square or rectangular at times if they have been carved out of larger pieces 

Choose a pendant chain

Ensure that you choose a good pendant chain as you don’t want to lose your piece of amber. 

There are a few things to consider when choosing a pendant chain.

1. Length – the length of the chain should be determined by how long you want to wear it. Longer chains will cause the pendant to hang low, while shorter chains will make it more eye-catching.

2. Width – if you have a small pendant, you might want to go with a thin chain that won’t take up too much space on your neckline. On the other hand, if you’re wearing a larger statement piece, then a wider chain would be more appropriate and appealing.

3. Material – Solid sterling silver is usually used for formal occasions or for very delicate jewellery like pearls; gold is most often used for statement pieces like large chunky necklaces or gemstones. Check the finish of the chain as well. 

You don’t need to spend a fortune!

Generally, though you don’t have to spend a fortune, synthetic amber pendants can be very good, as long as you are aware that it’s synthetic and not natural. 

I chose a necklace with an amber knot, and it looks great! The chain is very simple so the pendant doesn’t dominate; it just sits nicely on the gold chain. So if you’re wondering what to wear with your favourite outfit when you don’t want to be too flashy, a necklace with an amber pendant can be a brilliant idea. 

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The October birthstone is the Opal

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The October birthstone is the Opal. The October birthday  loves to chat and will respond wholeheartedly to those they believe loves them and values friends very highly. They are hurt easily and if betrayed will try to forgive quickly which is a testament to their inner beauty. Opinionated they will not care what others think once they have made a decision . They day dream and imagine being in the great outdoors and travelling to beautiful places. 

The opal symbolises faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning “precious jewel.” Necklaces with opals set in them were worn to repel evil and to protect eyesight.

Opalscan  exhibit a wide variety of colors.it diffracts light and can display all the colors of the rainbow simultaneously. For this reason, it has been considered great luck throughout history as it was thought to possess all the value of each gemstone in the opals color spectrum. Unfortunately after  the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s novel Anne of Geierstein, people in the 1800s began to associate opals with bad luck and even death.

October birthstone opal

Known as the eyestone the opal inspires love and hope, innocence and purity, luck and happiness.Bringing energy to the system, soothing and clearing the emotional body, and boosting the will to live and the joy of life,  It kindles optimism, enthusiasm and creativity, and allows for the release of inhibitions inspiring love and passion.

 Opals are protective. They are stones of happy dreams, particularly soothing for children and those who have always slept badly or had recurring nightmares with no apparent reason,  helping   any issues a child may have with an invisible or imaginary friend, and is especially helpful before sleep if the child wishes the friend to go away at bedtime. It enhances foresight, empathy and confidence and helps the wearer influence people to his point of view.

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The September birthstone : Sapphire and lapis lazuli

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Very choosy, especially in relationships the September birthday tends to bottle up feelings.rarely showing deep emotions and bottling up feelings. However they are calm, cool, systematic and in control. Always systematic, able to be very kind and sympathetic, they are loyal but not always honest. They love to seek out information and are careful, cautious and organised, priding themselves on their abilities and quick to point out  other people’s mistakes.Clever and knowledgeable about many subjects they communicate well.

The sapphire was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning and there are stories that say people  believed that a venomous snake would die if placed in a vessel made of sapphire. Traditionally a favorite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom. 

There is evidence that lapis lazuli has been mined since 4,000 BC in Afghanistan and was a very important commodity with other developing civilizations like the Egyptians. Lapis is a soft gemstone which made it easier to work with by hand. Unlike many gems, the color blue that is characteristic of lapis lazuli is pretty uniform across most specimens. The chief difference in appearance is the concentration and arrangement of pyrite crystals that dot the exterior of lapis specimens.

In Europe, lapis was ground up and used as a paint pigment called ultramarine. Ultramarine was unique among the other blue pigments available because it did not lose its color when exposed to direct sunlight. This made it very expensive. This true blue stone has since become associated with encouraging honesty in your relationships and making better decisions.

The Sapphire is considered a very powerful amulet – it protects against envy ,strengthens memory, awakens a thirst for knowledge and arouses inspiration.It is known as the “talisman of wisdom”. Ancient Teutons believed that it helps to achieve victory, but only to those whose thoughts are pure. Sapphire protects against evil eye and curses. 

At one time It was given to young nuns. It cools passion and clears  the soul for prayer. If you wear a sapphire  it will help you become determined and courageous. Sapphire attracts friends and repels enemies.

It was once believed that  to make a man fall in love with her a woman should put a Sapphire in his wine.

 A Sapphire on the left hand strengthens health and brings relief from asthma, heart conditions and neuralgia. 

September Birthstone Jewellery

Bestseller No. 1
Philip Jones September (Sapphire) Birthstone Necklace Created with Austrian Crystals
  • Made with Trust. September (Sapphire) Birthstone Necklace Created with Swarovski Crystals by Philip Jones. Buy with confidence with our 1-year guarantee and receive your money back if you are not 100% happy with your necklace. Our free delivery and fast dispatch ensure your necklace will be with you promptly.
  • Made with Style. Stylish and fashionable necklace from The Philip Jones Jewellery Collection. Classic and contemporary pieces with a luxe finish.
  • Made to Last. Our jewellery is crafted from high quality materials and our vigorous quality control checks mean it is designed to be worn daily. Each item is tested to ensure compliance with stringent EU regulations.
  • Made for Giving. Philip Jones Necklaces are presented in a luxurious branded pouch making it an ideal gift idea for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day or Christmas.
  • Made for Value. Philip Jones aims to make luxurious, elegant, and fashion forward necklaces available for all. Our sourcing experts strive to deliver high quality jewellery at affordable prices.
Bestseller No. 2
Guardian Angel Necklace with Caption Card, September Birthstone Chain for Women, Ideal Jewellery Gifts for Birthday or Christmas, Sapphire Gemstone-Silver-One Size
  • GUARDIAN ANGEL NECKLACE: Featuring an exceptional design, craftsmanship, and finishing, this birthstone necklace for women is encrusted with a coloured and glossy gemstone in a guardian angel shaped. It has a silver plated chain with lobster closure
  • PROTECTION & COMFORT: Our guardian angel pendant will always watch over and protect you and your loved ones. Wear this necklace charm as a reminder to believe in angels. It is indeed a gorgeous piece that deserves a spot in every jewel collection
  • BIRTHSTONE NECKLACE: Wear this angel chain necklace and give your every occasion a fascinating look and warm feel of having an angel close to heart. Angel Pendants will uplift the mood because the Angel has the energetic force of joy in the universe
  • GIFT FOR HER: Our elegantly packaged jewellery gifts for women comes with a pretty gemstone necklace on a thoughtful angel card. So you don't need to buy anything separately. Our birthstone necklace is for someone celebrating a birthday in September
  • STURDY: This angel pendant necklace has a chain that is made from high-quality stainless steel, it doesn't tarnish easily, cherish it for long period. Note: Clean your jewellery using warm water, mild soap, and a soft-bristled brush if needed
Bestseller No. 3
Philip Jones September (Sapphire) Birthstone Necklace & Earrings Set Created with Austrian Crystals
  • Made with Trust. September (Sapphire) Birthstone Necklace & Earrings Set Created with Swarovski Crystals by Philip Jones. Buy with confidence with our 1-year guarantee and receive your money back if you are not 100% happy with your jewellery set. Our free delivery and fast dispatch ensure your set will be with you promptly.
  • Made with Style. Stylish and fashionable jewellery set from The Philip Jones Jewellery Collection. Classic and contemporary pieces with a luxe finish.
  • Made to Last. Our jewellery is crafted from high quality materials and our vigorous quality control checks mean it is designed to be worn daily. Each item is tested to ensure compliance with stringent EU regulations.
  • Made for Giving. Philip Jones Sets are presented in a luxurious branded pouch making it an ideal gift idea for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day or Christmas.
  • Made for Value. Philip Jones aims to make luxurious, elegant, and fashion forward sets available for all. Our sourcing experts strive to deliver high quality jewellery at affordable prices.
Bestseller No. 4
Philip Jones September (Sapphire) Birthstone Bracelet Created with Austrian Crystals
  • Made with Trust. September (Sapphire) Birthstone Bracelet Created with Austrian Crystals by Philip Jones. Buy with confidence with our 1-year guarantee and receive your money back if you are not 100% happy with your bracelet. Our free delivery and fast dispatch ensure your bracelet will be with you promptly.
  • Made with Style. Stylish and fashionable bracelet from The Philip Jones Jewellery Collection. Classic and contemporary pieces with a luxe finish.
  • Made to Last. Our jewellery is crafted from high quality materials and our vigorous quality control checks mean it is designed to be worn daily. Each item is tested to ensure compliance with stringent EU regulations.
  • Made for Giving. Philip Jones Bracelets are presented in a luxurious branded pouch making it an ideal gift idea for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day or Christmas.
  • Made for Value. Philip Jones aims to make luxurious, elegant, and fashion forward bracelets available for all. Our sourcing experts strive to deliver high quality jewellery at affordable prices.
Bestseller No. 5
September (Sapphire) Birthstone Earrings on Quote Card Created with Austrian Crystals
  • Made with Trust. September (Sapphire) Birthstone Earrings with Crystals from Swarovski by Philip Jones. Buy with confidence with our 1-year guarantee and receive your money back if you are not 100% happy with your earrings. Our free delivery and fast dispatch ensure your earrings will be with you promptly.
  • Made with Style. Stylish and fashionable earrings from The Philip Jones Jewellery Collection. Classic and contemporary pieces with a luxe finish.
  • Made to Last. Our jewellery is crafted from high quality materials and our vigorous quality control checks mean it is designed to be worn daily. Each item is tested to ensure compliance with stringent EU regulations.
  • Made for Giving. Philip Jones Earrings are presented in a luxurious branded pouch making it an ideal gift idea for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day or Christmas.
  • Made for Value. Philip Jones aims to make luxurious, elegant, and fashion forward earrings available for all. Our sourcing experts strive to deliver high quality jewellery at affordable prices.

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