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


Gilan 18k yellow gold, diamond, and amethyst Passionate Heritage earrings, ($53,300) at


Irene Neuwirth 18k rose gold, pave diamond, and amethyst earrings ($22,080) at


Jamie Wolf 18k yellow gold and amethyst earrings ($3,300) at Neapolitan Collection, 847-441-7784.


Deborah Pagani Rose of France and amethyst Talula earrings ($7,830) at


Sutra oxidized silver, white topaz, and amethyst earrings ($450) at Fragments, NY, 212-334-9588.