Natural Amethyst Gemstone Big Men's Ring in 925 Sterling Silver
Amethyst is the birthstone of Pisces: February 20 - March 20
If you were born in February, your birthstone is amethyst – a purple gemstone that has starring roles in the jewelry and regalia of kings and queens. The February birthstone is found in the personal collections of Great Britain’s and Russia’s royal families.
Amethyst is a variety of quartz. The gem comes in colors that range from light lilac to a deep, intense purple. Natural irradiation acting on trace elements of iron in its crystal structure causes the color. Until large deposits of amethyst were discovered in Brazil just two centuries ago, the gem was as expensive as ruby and emerald, and relegated largely to the nobility. Today, amethyst is plentiful and affordable. Fine quality natural amethyst has a modest price tag, and the price per carat does not rise dramatically with larger size. So if you were born in February – or love the color purple – consider making a royal statement by adding a piece of beautiful amethyst jewelry to your wardrobe.