It’s that time of year again; snow days and freezing temperatures are testing your patience as you wait for the sunshine and warmth of spring to make an appearance. It makes sense that February’s Birthstone, the amethyst, has been linked to calming properties such as peace, balance, and inner strength as we are reaching the height of this chilly winter.

The amethyst is the perfect birthstone for all of those February Birthdays in your life. Its eye-catching, distinctive purple shades can range from a light lilac to a rich violet, making this gemstone both unique and versatile. An amethyst is a form of quartz that contains iron and other trace minerals within its structure. It is said that an amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is also used to eliminate impatience.The amethyst has also been linked to healing properties; it is said to be able to stop headaches, relieve pain, and even assist with insomnia!            

On top of all of it’s said benefits mentally and physically, this birthstone will be sure to spruce up any outfit. To make this stone really pop, set it with a cool colored chain, like silver, and just see how the color shines. With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, an amethyst ring or charm bracelet would make a beautiful gift for the special women in your life (whether they have a February Birthday or not)!

This winter, let Warwick Jewelers help you pick out the perfect amethyst-inspired jewelry. Visit www.warwickjewelers.com or email info@warwickjewelers.com for more information!