Happy Birthday to everyone born in February!  As you probably know, the amethyst is the traditional birthstone for this month.  First a few pics to wet your appetite! …..

mauve-open-heart-necklace mauve-open-heart-bracelet mauve-cluster-earrings

Such a beautiful colour!  And this is what the poem says about it …..

“The February born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they, the amethyst will wear.”

cuff shades-of-plum-on-silver-frame-crochet

The amethyst is traditionally associated with stability, peace, balance, courage, calmness and sincerity.  It is also a stone commonly used by healers, having healing properties relating to withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction, as well as arthritis, headaches, insomnia and circulation issues.  The Greek word “amethystos” means literally “remedy against drunkenness” as the Ancient Greeks believed that it would ward off Bacchus, the God of Wine, and the amethyst is also known the the Sobriety Stone  …. but I don’t think we should rely on this on a big night out!!  I always think it’s a very good crystal to take into a long exam as it will calm you, help you keep a clear head and give you courage.

amethyst-wire-bracelet

 

If you need to buy a lovely gift for a child and want a real keepsake for them, have a look at our children’s range.  I particularly like this open heart necklace for a special little person!  Pretty isn’t it!

mini-open-heart-necklace-purple

 

Hope you have found this interesting.  Don’t forget to have a look at our website for more ideas of what to buy this month – it’s so nice to receive a meaningful gift.  Happy Birthday once again to everyone celebrating a February birthday! x