If your birthday month is February you may already know the February birthstone color is Amethyst. While February is cold and wintry, this lovely birthstone color is warm and regal. A member of the quartz family, Amethyst forms in a variety of purple shades from the lightest lilac to the darkest plum. Amethyst is best recognized by a medium purple tone. This classic gem has a wonderful tone that works well for any accessory. So, this February, why not show off a little of that royal February birthstone color this month - even if it isn't your birthday?
1 Curious Contacts
Ok, I was a little taken aback when I first saw Amethyst contacts, but then they grew on me. Amethyst contacts remind me of Daenerys Targaryen's "violet" eyes as described in the A Game of Thrones book series. The associated gemstone qualities also remind me of that character and strong women: royalty, courage, creativity, strength, and self-esteem. If you want a bit of change from your regular eye color, consider Amethyst contacts. Wearing the February birthstone color in this way will surely draw attention to your eyes.
2 Eye-catching Earrings
Women have adorned themselves with this beautiful stone for many years. Among other things, Amethyst is associated with love, courage, and psychic development. The stone has been used as a love charm and symbol of royalty. A beautiful pair of Amethyst earrings are sure to look chic and powerful. They will certainly add a bit of sophistication to any outfit.
3 Neat Little Necklace
Amethyst was once thought to have "Amuletic qualities," which protect the wearer from danger while also enhancing intuition, psychic development, and self-esteem. A neat little necklace is a lovely way to add a pop of wonder to your daily attire. I would wear an Amethyst pendant with a nice neutral colored top to enhance that purple pop of color.
4 Regal Ring
Treat your hands to a pretty purple jewel or two. Adorn your hands with a lovely Amethyst ring in your style of choice. I like an Amethyst ring that is slim with a highly polished finish that still maintains a subtle tone overall.
5 A Little Polish
Many brands of nail polish offer a wide variety of colors. I have tried many bold colors and Amethyst tones are among my favorites. I particularly like Sinful Colors, because one coat is often enough to achieve the full color coverage I desired. This month, why not doll up your nails with a deep purple polish from your favorite line?
6 Sweet Shoes
February is a great time to kick up your heels in a pair of lovely Amethyst colored shoes! A spunky splash of purple will liven up any outfit. I would wear Amethyst heels with a neutral colored outfit to emphasize the lovely purple brightness.
7 Cute Beanie
Top off your winter outerwear with a cute beanie. The color will liven up a camel colored jacket while the knit will keep your head warm. I've got a soft spot for beanies. When the knit is right they can be very cute!
8 Eye Popping Shadow
I love a nicely executed smoky eye. When it's done well, the result is fabulous! If you love the smoky eye look, too, think about adding a little Amethyst to your style. You can create a gorgeous smoky eye with Maybelline's Stylish Smokes Eyeshadow Quad in Amethyst Smokes, or find a similar palette from your favorite brand.
9 Dress It up
Drench yourself in Amethyst with a lovely dress that fits your style. Details like draping are very pretty, and make sure the fabric you choose is wonderful. I would wear an Amethyst dress in a variety of ways. You could dress it up with nice heels and statement jewelry or dress it down with tights, boots, a light scarf, and huge sunglasses; it is quite versatile.
Amethyst is a fabulous color. Enhance your awesome style with a little bit of this warm February birthstone color. These are just a few ideas to incorporate into your own style. Do you throw on a little birthstone color during your birth month?