You may be thinking we're a little late posting this one, but in fact, the Queen celebrates not one, but two birthdays each year! Her actual birthday was on April 21st
1926, whereas her official birthday is held on a Saturday in June.
This tradition of two birthdays dates back to the time when, if monarchs were born in winter, the weather was deemed unsuitable for outdoor events. So we thought, in celebration of the Queens official birthday this June, why not wear birthstone jewellery that features the wonderfully royal coloured amethyst gemstone? Read on for a guide to wearing gorgeous amethyst rings
What Does The Amethyst Birthstone Have To Do With Royalty?
The amethyst gemstone is the birthstone of February, and was originally sourced in Russia; today however, it is primarily found in Brazil. Its relationship and history with royalty, religion and elite status is strong. In early Egyptian civilization for instance, pharaohs had their tomb adorned with the stone, and it was a favourite of the former empress of all Russia, Catherine the Great, too. Even today the British Crown Jewels consist of Amethyst, and clergy members also wear amethyst rings
for religious practices.
One of the main reasons why amethyst gemstones have long been associated with royalty, wealth and power, is down to their deep purple colour. Why? Because purple dye was once so rare and expensive, that anyone other than the monarchy, the clergy or the wealthy could get it.
During Queen Elizabeth I of England's reign, she outlawed the wearing of purple for anyone other than close royal family members. Thankfully today, anyone can wear gorgeous amethyst rings
, so why not have a browse through our stunning collection to find one that suits your style, just in time for the Queens official birthday this June?!
On the day itself, Her Majesty is joined by other members of The Royal Family at the stunning Trooping the Colour parade, which moves between Buckingham Palace, The Mall and Horse guards' Parade. This tradition dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th
century. The day is also marked by the flying of the Union flag on government buildings.
Amethyst Rings From Amore Argento
Looking for a gift good enough for royalty? A piece from our collection of amethyst rings
is sure to make someone you love smile. Take a look at our stunning collection today.
If you would like any more information about our any of our lovingly crafted birthstone jewellery don't hesitate to get in touch with our helpful team.