‘The February-born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they an amethyst will wear.’
Birthstones were very popular during the Victorian era and each month was given a specific gem. Birthstone for February is amethyst – one of my favourite gems. I find that amethyst looks so opulent, mysterious, powerful yet elegant and fragile. I am not a ‘February child’ but to all of you who are, I wish a happy birthday and I wish that you’ll enjoy beautiful amethyst jewellery I’m going to show you here.
1800s A gold and amethyst necklace.
Georgian Yellow Gold Amethyst Cannetille Pendant Earrings, English.
1820. Gold and amethyst demi-parure.
1820s This necklace has eighteen octagonal amethysts set in silver alternated with four diamonds.
1825. comb made of amethyst.
1870. Marquess of Tavistock Amethyst Tiara in the form of vine leaves.
1880. Earrings made of amethyst and pearl, Austro-Hungaria.
1880s Amethyst brooch.
1880s yet another Amethyst brooch.
1900. Amethyst Brooch
1900s Edwardian cushion-shaped amethyst and diamond stylised lozenge cluster pendant.
1905. Edwardian Bailey, Banks & Biddle Amethyst & Diamond Heart Pendant.