January came and went, and here we are, already into the second month of 2017. Which means that while the deep red garnet ruled as January’s birthstone, it’s time for a new stone to step into the spotlight. February brings us the amethyst, a type of quartz often seen in a stunning variety of violets, from deep purples to the lightest of lavenders.
The amethyst is a gorgeous stone that, since ancient times, has been thought to increase psychic abilities, spirituality, and intuition by creating a strong connection between the earth's plane and other spiritual planes. It’s often used in crystal healing to create a sense of peace and happiness.
However, in addition to its psychic and spiritual powers, the amethyst, the ancient Greeks believed, protected one from drunkenness—so think of it as a thoughtful gift for the birthday girl who’s got major party plans. The word amethyst is derived from the Greek word ametusthos, which translates to “not intoxicated.” Hello, functional fashion!
Whether raw in form or polished, we rounded up 14 totally rad amethyst rings, earrings, necklaces, and more for the special Aquarius (and Pisces, too!) in your life.
Click through below to check out our favorites.
Vanessa Mooney, The Kai Choker, $92, available at Vanessa Mooney.
Katie Diamond, Tessa Ring, $113, available at Katie Diamond.
Dani Barbe, Amethyst Narrow Cuff, $178, available at Anthropologie.
Shahla Karimi, 14K Gold Birthstone Septum Cuff, $195, available at Shahla Karimi.
Melissa Joy Manning, Rose Amethyst Horseshow Chain Earrings, $160, available at Melissa Joy Manning.
Material Poetry, Borromen Rings, $98, available at RitualRitual.
Ippolita, Rock Candy Studs, $850, available at Ippolita.
Monica Vinader, Linear Stone Bracelet, $250, available at Monica Vinader.
Claire Kinder, Tuhla Ring, $250, available at Clare Kinder.
Jami, Long Amethyst Slice Necklace, $48, available at Jami.
Catherine Weitzman, Small Globe Ring, $95, available at Catherine Weitzman.
AESA, Amethyst Reverberation Earrings, $465, available at Bona Drag.
Tory Burch, Semiprecious Stone Cuff, $150, available at Nordstrom.
Chan Luu, Amethyst Crystal Bar Pendant Necklace, $115, available at Chan Luu.