As we enter the month of LOVE, I'd like to remind you that the birthstone for February is Amethyst, the purple variety of Quartz and possibly, a cure to your hangover (I'll explain that later). It's a beautiful, romantic purple hue that is widely accepted and liked.
I've always wondered why the birthstone of February is not red, in light of Valentine's Day. However, I've concluded that birthstones are intended for a celebration of birthdays, and we should embrace just that, separating it from any holiday or other celebration.
- On the Mohs scale of hardness, Amethyst ranks 7, which is pretty hard, making it appropriate for daily wear in your jewelry. However, we still recommend wearing all gemstones with caution as they could scratch and although rare, given the right amount of pressure, they can even break.
- At your local jewelry store, Amethyst can be cleaned in the ultrasonic. If you'd like to clean your amethyst jewelry at home, we recommend using warm soapy water and a soft bristle brush.
Our Amethyst Jewelry Picks (click images to shop):
If you're in the market for Amethyst or have any questions, please feel free to call or text us at (586) 939-5100 and we will be happy to assist you.
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