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February Birthstone Mothers Ring

OK, if you're looking for a February birthstone mothers ring, here are some things you might want to know so that you can really impress her with your knowledge about what the February birthstone stands for. Hint: Contentment and healing, especially if she's a wine drinker!

February Birthstone

The intoxicating amethyst, typically in purple, is the February birthstone for mothers rings. Known for symbolizing contentment and neutralizing negative thoughts, the Amethyst was considered an antidote for hangovers and drunkeness by the ancient Greeks. This is why so many wine goblets were carved from it. Nowadays some have extended this belief in healing power to treating all types of ailments and even recovery from addiction.

Amethyst was most closely associated with royalty in the Middle Ages and historically was usually found in Russia, but is now mostly mined in South America. It was once considered among the rarest of gems -- hence its connection to royalty-- but the large deposits of it found worldwide have reduced its value. It is considered a semi-precious stone and it often found in medium to larger sizes.

The name amethyst is thought to have come from the ancient Greek methustos, which means "intoxicated."

February Birthstone Cost

Amethysts are in plentiful supply and can be found for as little as $10 for small ones with poor clarity and average color. Even a medium-sized stone of about 5 carats can be had for under $200. Stones as large as 15 carats are available for $1000 or more, and often amethysts the size of eggs are seen, an can be in the tens of thousands of dollars, but too bulky to be worn as jewelry. High value amethysts larger than 3 carats can cost a few hundred dollars, depending on the intensity of the purple color and the clarity and cut of the stone.

When designing your birthstone mothers ring with an amethyst, consider a gold band treatment -- it looks best with a bright purple color. Gold mothers rings are available in 14 carat, the less expensive 10 karat and also white gold.

February Birth Flower

Not surprisingly due to its color, the official February birth flower is the violet, standing for modesty, virtue and faithfulness. Might be an additional extra nice boost when giving your February mothers ring -- there's a lot to be said for presentation when gift giving!

Finally, if you've got a February birthstone in mind when you design your own mother's ring, consider yourself lucky when it comes to budget. You can get an inexpensive mothers ring or a beautiful large stone that will impress at almost any price range for your budget.


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