(Click on the name amethyst above to learn more about her)
February's Birthstone Fairy
The amethyst is the modern birthstone for those born in February, which happens to be my birthstone. I am going to be creating a "birthstone" fairy for each of the coming months. There are several other stones associated with each month, but I will be using the colors and crystals of the modern birthstone when creating these fairies.
Each fairy will be 6.5" tall and designed to either hang on the wall or dance from a bit of clear fishing line or ribbon. If anyone is interested in having a "special" birthstone fairy created as a gift, or for their own birthday, please feel free to contact me either by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via a convo in Etsy.
February's fairy has 29 Swarovski crystals as her accents with amethyst Swarovski crystals in her accents...necklace, hair accent, waist, belly button and more!
Below is a little information on the amethyst stone:
Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral quartz and is a popular gemstone. If it were not for its widespread availability, amethyst would be very expensive. The name "amethyst" comes from the Greek and means "not drunken." This was perhaps due to a belief that amethyst would ward off the effects of alcohol, but most likely the Greeks were referring to the almost wine-like color of some stones that they may have encountered. Its color is unparalleled, and even other, more expensive purple gemstones are often compared to its color and beauty. Although it must always be purple to be amethyst, it can and does have a wide range of purple shades.
I'll be starting on March's birthstone fairy soon, so do stop back for a visit.