Celebrating February’s Birthstone: The Amethyst
I admit, I have a rather romanticized take on the amethyst. Up until the 18th century, it was considered a precious gemstone and used in royal family heirlooms—I always envision a European princess plucking the feminine, lilac-colored stone from a heap of others for her latest bauble. Nowadays, due to its widespread availability, the stone is classified as semi-precious, but it hasn’t lost its appeal for women who love its beguiling hue, royal or not. Designers have responded with chic creations—click through for some of my favorite amethyst earrings.
— Claudia Mata, Accessories and Jewelry Director
February 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Gilan 18k yellow gold, diamond, and amethyst Passionate Heritage earrings, ($53,300) at
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