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February Birthstone Jewelry

Purple is a royal color, and amethyst – the star of February birthstone jewelry – has been prized by monarchs for centuries. It is prominent in the crown jewels of Great Britain and was a favorite of the Russian Empress Catherine the Great. As a symbol of piety, this gemstone was important in church ornamentation in the Middle Ages. Leonardo da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dispel evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence. Ranging in color from deep purple to pale lilac, this gem was especially popular in Victorian jewelry of the late 19th century. Wear this color when you want to feel mysterious, spiritual, and imaginative. Check out these styling tips.

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  • 1920s necklace with amethyst & crystal beads
    Long Art Deco necklace worn doubled
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    Amethyst & Crystal Bead Long 1920s Necklace

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    This 1920s necklace of alternating amethyst-glass and crystal beads was designed to complement the long-waisted, slim flapper silhouette but is equally fashionable today. This substantial piece has just been professionally restrung with knots and no clasp. Although the necklace was designed to be worn as a single long (35″) strand, you can wear it doubled if you have a slim neck. A pearl extender clasp (see the seventh photo), which makes the doubling possible, will be included with this necklace. This jewel looks great with the Amethyst Bead Long Art Deco Necklace, also weighty, shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see it and a selection of coordinating bracelets and earrings.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage Austrian earrings w/amethysts & diamante
    Amethyst & diamante 1930s pendant earrings
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    Amethyst & Diamanté 1930s Austrian Earrings

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    These vintage Austrian earrings feature three rows of vertically-set stones. In the middle are two deep-amethyst baguettes with a round diamanté on top and a faceted, teardrop-shaped diamanté at the bottom. On either side of the middle, the pattern is repeated but with a single baguette. The setting is rhodium-plated metal shaped to hold the stones together, making each pendant one piece. A single, faceted, round diamanté sits at the earlobe. These 1930s Art Deco earrings are all-original screw-backs and can be modified for pierced ears. The color combination is rich, regal, and easy-to-wear.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Silver leaf brooch with amethyst & diamante
    Miriam Haskell amethyst & diamante silver leaf brooch
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    Amethyst & Diamanté 1950s Silver Leaf Brooch by Miriam Haskell

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    This silver leaf brooch is an unusual and elegant 1950s creation by Miriam Haskell. It has pale-amethyst-glass nuggets set on a bed of layered, etched silver-tone leaves. Diamanté and beads of pale lavender and clear glass also adorn this luscious piece. I love the way the leaves curl around the large stones. This amazing brooch was in my personal collection, and I am now reluctantly offering it to you.
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
  • Art Deco earrings with amethyst teardrops & filigree
    Another view of these Art Deco earrings
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    Amethyst & Filigree Art Deco Earrings

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    Stunning and elegant, these Art Deco earrings feature faceted, pale-amethyst-glass teardrop pendants. Each is capped with beautiful silver-tone filigree. A faceted, round diamanté sits at the ear lobe, and a row of tiny stones dot the space in between. Although some of these accents have darkened, they are not visible when the earrings are worn. The screw-backs can be modified for pierced ears. Scroll down to see the perfect Art Deco bracelets to wear with these gorgeous jewels.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
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    Amethyst & Pearl Drop Earrings

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    These long and luxurious 1920s earrings feature faceted amethyst-glass-teardrop pendants dangling from silver-tone paper-clip chain. Tiny faux pearls and a lantern-shaped amethyst bead accents each chain. These earrings are the epitome of the glamour and style of the Art Deco era, yet they remain modern and elegant. The screw-backs can be modified for pierced ears. This pair looks wonderful with amethyst Art Deco bracelets – scroll down to see a selection.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Alice Caviness brooch with amethyst & peridot flower petals
    Close-up view of brooch center
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    Amethyst & Peridot Flower 1950s Alice Caviness Brooch

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    This Alice Caviness brooch from the 1950s has navettes and round glass stones in shades of amethyst and peridot. They are layered like the petals of a flower, with a lovely art-glass stone in both colors at the center. The setting is gold-tone with a roll-over safety clasp. This color combination is unusual and serene. The darkening of the metal in some spots does not diminish the beauty of this piece. I think this designer’s work is often overlooked.
    USD$165.00
    USD$165.00
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    Amethyst & Sterling 1930s Bracelet

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    Pale emerald-cut amethyst glass stones are prong-set in sterling silver in this late-1930s classic Art Deco bracelet. It closes with a concealed clasp. The stones are a lovely color. This bracelet looks elegant with amethyst Art Deco necklaces — scroll down to see a selection.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Kreisler bracelet in sterling with amethysts
    Kreisler 1940s sterling bracelet
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    Amethyst & Sterling Flower 1940s Kreisler Bracelet

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    This Kreisler bracelet features four oval, open-back links that form the foundation of this 1940s piece. Atop each link sits a flower with silver petals and a deep-amethyst glass center. The layers add depth to this well-made, sterling silver bracelet. It closes with a fold-over clasp. A lovely piece for casual and office wear with cool colors.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    Amethyst & Sterling Link 1920s Bracelet by Foster & Bro.

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    This classic Art Deco bracelet features four faceted, cushion-cut, deep-amethyst glass stones. They are set in open-back, vertical, sterling silver frames that alternate with horizontal oval panels and links. This lovely, well-made bracelet closes with a clasp that hooks onto the last link.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Amethyst & Vermeil Sterling 1940s Brooch by Mazer Bros.

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    A large, faceted square-cut amethyst-glass stone sits at the center of this 1940s brooch by Mazer Bros. The four-pronged setting sits on top of a double-loop bow in gold-washed, sterling silver. The color of the stone is gorgeous, the design is very Retro Modern in style, and the complex construction is very characteristic of the maker. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. Although the gold plating has darkened in a places, this brooch still has lots of warmth and beauty.
    USD$150.00
    USD$150.00
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    Amethyst 1940s Earrings by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    These classic and classy emerald-cut, amethyst-glass late-1940s ear clips by Elsa Schiaparelli are really hard to photograph. The stones are open back (without any green, as the photos may suggest) in a silver-tone setting. The actual color is a deep amethyst. I have a faux pearl bracelet with a similar clasp, also by Schiaparelli, which I will include with this purchase. (The clasp of the bracelet is lovely, but the quality of the pearls is disappointing and the strands need re-stringing – hence, the no-cost offer.)
    USD$150.00
    USD$150.00
  • Art Deco pendant necklace & earrings w/amethysts
    1920s amethyst & filigree pendant
    USD$295.00
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    Amethyst Art Deco Pendant Necklace & Earrings

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    This dainty Art Deco pendant necklace with matching earrings features faceted, princess-cut amethyst-glass stones. They are mounted in a light-weight, chromium- or rhodium-plated setting with filigree accents. The necklace has a paper-clip chain with an old-fashioned filigree clasp. The earrings are all-original screw-backs, but they can be modified for pierced ears. Pick an Art Deco amethyst bracelet to complete this elegant day or evening look – scroll down to see examples.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Vintage amethyst bead necklace w/crystal spacers
    Long view of necklace
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    Amethyst Bead Long 1920s Necklace

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    This vintage amethyst bead necklace never goes out of style. It is a long (31”) strand of graduating faceted, deep-purple glass beads with crystal disk spacers. This piece has been professionally restrung without a clasp and has substantial weight. Made in the 1920s, it was designed to be worn as a single, long strand, to compliment the drop-waist fashion of the day. As an alternative, the third photo shows the necklace worn doubled, with the aid of a device called a pearl extender clasp (shown in the fifth photo). I will include one with this purchase. This necklace looks fabulous with another long 1920s necklace, which is also weighty, that is shown in the last photo. Scroll down to see it and a selection of amethyst Art Deco bracelets to wear with this jewel.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    Amethyst Chicklet-style 1920s Necklace

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    This 1920s Art Deco necklace of faceted, square-cut amethyst- glass stones set in silver-tone frames with a delicate chain may be sterling, but it is unmarked. It closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. Please note that the color saturation of the crystals is even ― any differences in the photos are due to lighting. This necklace walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to take a look at coordinating amethyst bracelets.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
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    Amethyst Molded Glass Necklace with Drop

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    This charming 1920s Art Deco necklace features a centerpiece of six amethyst-molded-glass plaques. A seventh plaque is a drop suspended with an amethyst-glass bead flanked by tiny pearls. The delicate paper-clip chain was very popular during this era. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. This jewel is lovely with a V-neckline. Scroll down to see amethyst Art Deco bracelets to wear with this pretty piece.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Amethyst Triangle Art Deco Necklace

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    Amethyst glass in triangle-shaped mounds are mounted on silver-tone frames in this amazing 1920s Art Deco necklace. The stones are rounded at the top and open-backed. This stunning, glowing piece closes with a spring-ring clasp. Although the clasp is marked "sterling" and "Ger", the frames are unmarked. This necklace may be German in origin. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco bracelets to wear with this lovely royal jewel.
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    USD$295.00
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    Amethyst, Diamanté & Rose Vermeil Sterling 1940s Duette by Coro

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    This 1940s Duette (Coro's name for their double-clip brooch) looks like folded fabric crowned with jewels. It is made of rose-gold-plated sterling silver edged with diamanté accents. At the center of each side is a row of amethyst-glass navettes topped with a row of diamanté. This piece, which was created for the company's high-end line, can be worn as a brooch or as separate fur clips. The latter work well as embellishments on heavier fabric, such as wool blazers and dresses. My camera picked up two stones that appear to be a different shade of purple, but this difference cannot be seen by the naked eye. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Coro's name.
    USD$195.00
    USD$195.00
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    Amethyst, Diamanté & Rose-Gold Bow 1940s Brooch by Pennino Bros.

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    This striking, two-layer rose-gold bow brooch by Pennino is a lovely example of the Retro Modern style. The top is a pavé ribbon of rhodium-plated metal that's edged with faceted, oval amethyst-glass stones topped with tiny diamanté. The center is cinched with rose-gold plated metal. The second layer is a furled rose-gold ribbon that's attached to the top with a tiny screw. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This brooch is not flat – the four corners of the bottom layer fold under, as curls of ribbon or fabric would. The back shows the high-quality, complex construction characteristic of this maker. Scroll down to see a variation of this design in rhodium-plated metal with sapphires.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Eisenberg brooch with amethyst and diamanté
    Close-up view of Eisenberg brooch center
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    Amethyst, Diamanté & Sterling Bow 1940s Eisenberg Brooch

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    This Eisenberg brooch features faceted, amethyst-glass stones surrounded by diamanté. At the center of this substantial 1940s horizontal bow is a large, faceted amethyst oval. This sterling silver piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The color combination is divine, and the quality is superb. This stunning and regal brooch has undergone restoration, which has brought it back to life. You won't be disappointed!
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
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    Amethyst, Diamanté & Sterling Flower Basket 1940s Brooch by Trifari

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    This flower basket brooch by Trifari was made during WWII, when romanticism was in style. This piece has faceted, oval amethyst-glass flowers surrounded by diamanté leaves in a diamanté-trimmed basket. The setting is rhodium-plated sterling silver; the pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The design, materials and color combination make this brooch timeless. Two others by this maker in the same design are available: one has ruby flowers; the other, aquamarine – scroll down to see them. All three pieces are from my personal collection. Choose your favorite color, or take all three to wear in different combinations!
    USD$225.00
    USD$225.00
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    Amethyst, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Coro

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    This stunning amethyst, diamanté and vermeil sterling silver bouquet brooch was designed by Adolph Katz for CoroCraft, Coro's high-end line. This piece has four pavé stems topped with faceted, oval amethyst-glass stones and gathered through the center of a flower with diamanté-rimmed gold-plated sterling silver petals. The gold-plating on the flower is perfect – the difference in tone you see is from the camera's reflection. What an outstanding example of the Retro Modern style! I have photographed the brooch in the horizontal position, as it appears in the patent drawing, but you could also wear it vertically (as shown in the second photo). This piece, which closes with a roll-over safety clasp, is rich in contrasting colors and was in my personal collection. Wear it on the lapel of a blazer, and I guarantee you'll be noticed!
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00