February Birthstone: All About Amethyst

February Birthstone: All About Amethyst

Amethyst is Nature's Soothing Stone

Were you, or someone you love born in February?

Then count your blessings, because your birthstone is the mystical Amethyst!

The legend of this iridescent purple-hued quartz kicks off with Greek mythology, where it was said that young nymph Amethyst (literally, "remedy against drunkness"), is transformed by Diana into a cold crystal to protect her against the advances of drunken Bacchus.

Once sober, and infuriated by Diana's act, the God of Wine emptied his cup over the crystal, turning it violet in colour.  

With lore like this behind it, it's no wonder Amethyst is also the birthstone of dreamy Pisceans!

Amethyst's vibrant lilac, lavender, dark plum and purple tone can elevate any modern outfit while also lending it a spiritual aura. 

Here are some more details about this stunning gemstone to help you appreciate the magic in your Amethyst pieces.... and until the end of February, we would love to gift you 15% towards any item in our exquisite Amethyst range. 

Amethyst Pendant

House of K'dor 0.95 carat F/VS diamond and oval-cut 3.00-carat amethyst pendant.

 As mentioned, the stone's name comes from the Ancient Greek, derived from the word “methustos” which means “intoxicated.”
Ancient Greeks and Romans long believed that amethyst keeps the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted.

Raise your glass if you could do with some of these superpowers!

 Amethyst White gold ring

 House of K'dor cushion-cut amethyst ring with 0.41-carat F/VS diamond halo; $AU2490.


It is said that the patron of romantic love himself, St. Valentine, wore an amethyst ring carved with the image of Cupid. Further, astrologer Camillo Leonardi wrote that amethyst quickens intelligence and gets rid of evil thoughts. Supermodel and businesswoman Miranda Kerr places Amethyst throughout her home and garden. 

Other celebrity fans of the mauve gemstone include the Duchess of Cambridge, Elizabeth Taylor and Dianne Kruger. 



Amethyst Rings

House of K'dor cushion-cut 19.75-carat amethyst ring with an F/VS 2.01-carat diamond halo and double diamond band, $AU11900.
House of K'dor Oval-cut 9.30-carat amethyst ring with inter-crossing diamond-encrusted 0.76-carat gallery and band, $AU4190.

 Amethyst jewellery dates as early back as 2000 BC. For those familiar with Old Testament history, amethyst was one of the twelve gemstones that represented the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

Amethyst was particularly fashionable during the reign of Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII, who had a particular fondness for the colour lilac. 

English regalia were also decorated with Amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolise royalty. It's also traditionally chosen to adorn a bishop's Episcopal ring.

Amethyst Ring and Pendant

House of K'dor oval-cut 4.87-carat amethyst ring with an 18K rose gold and diamond pave 0.41carat band with ornate side detail, $AU2790.

 Amethyst is found in areas such as Canada, Madagascar, Myanmar, Namibia, Russia and Sri Lanka. House of K'dor premium-grade Amethyst is sourced in Brazil, then set within magnificent 18K gold and diamond settings.

We hope we have inspired you to have more of this regal and beautiful gemstone in your life!

  Sending you Love and Light,
  Tarick, Zena and #TeamKdor

All jewellery House of K'dor. Background images by Vicky Kerr, Floral Alchemy.




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