When it comes to birthstones, amethyst, the gemstone for February, has inspired some of the most beautiful jewelry we’ve seen this year. Fine Jewelry designers are in love with the amazing amethyst; its regal purple color works with gold, silver and rose gold…and it plays well with many precious and semiprecious stones.
Not only does amethyst stand out against black and white fashions, and neutrals, it also pairs well with greens, yellows, blues, pinks, and, of course, spring’s on-trend floral prints.
Here are three outstanding February birthstone designs:
Amethyst Cocktail Ring by Buddha Mama
This fabulous 20K gold cocktail ring is set with emeralds and pink sapphires in a spring flower basket design. Buddha Mama is a handmade Fine Jewelry line, inspired by Buddhism and Eastern traditions. The collection is rooted in the philosophy of contribution.
“To be able to do what we love and give back in the process is the biggest blessing anyone could ask for,” said founder and chief designer Nancy Badia. Price on request at www.buddhamama.com.
Citrine, Amethyst & Diamond Necklace by Eli Frei
With 112 round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of 4.99 carats, 46 amethysts weighing 30.63 carats, and 45 citrines weighing 65.80 carats, this magnificent necklace is set in 18K gold.
London-born jewelry designer, Eli Frei, has been based in New York since 2003. He is inspired by the geometric patterns, unique architecture designs and eclectic use of precious stones of the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods. Price on request at www.elifrei.com.
Amethyst Bora Bora Earrings by Meghna Jewels
These black rhodium-plated earrings are made of 18K gold and sterling silver featuring 4.39 carats of white diamonds and 20.57 carats of amethyst. Love, love, love!
Meghna Jewels is the creation of Chicago-based Meghna Patel, whose Bora Bora Collection is inspired by the beautiful island in French Polynesia. According to Patel, this collection is all about using colorful gemstones in a combination of timeless and exotic designs. Each piece is centered with a single gemstone and accentuated with signature diamond pavé arches. Price on request at www.meghnajewels.com.
Photos courtesy of gia.edu and jewelers.org