The image of an elegant Audrey Hepburn window shopping at Tiffany & Co during the opening moments of the iconic movie Breakfast at Tiffany's will be forever remembered, but it's a little know fact that the famed jewelry store also gave us the modern idea of birthstones, from a piece of advertising that they produced back in 1870. The concept caught on around the world, and now jewelry made from birthstones make for a lovely and thoughtful birthday gift for a loved one. You don't have to pay Tiffany & Co prices, and you're sure to find a gorgeous birthstone gift that the recipient will love forever. If you're lucky enough to be born in the month of February, then your birthstone is the lovely amethyst, and nothing says Happy Birthday like a pair of February birthstone earrings.
Amethyst is part of the quartz family, and its beautiful mixture of violet with some purple hues means that the stone makes for a simply stunning set of February birthstone earrings. You'll find that the stone can be cut and arranged into a seemingly endless different number of styles, meaning you can select a look that matches your loved ones personality, meaning that they'll love it for sure. Amethyst used to be joined by Hyacinth and Pearl as a traditional February birthstone, but these other two were left off the 1870 list when it was written, and hyacinth has disappeared from the list altogether, whereas pearl was moved to the month of June. So if you have a friend or family member who celebrates their birthday in February and you never know what to get, then consider the beauty of the amethyst and all the stunning ways in which it can be worn.