February Birthstones | Amethyst Gemstone

FEBRUARY BIRTHSTONES

For individuals with February birthdays, the amethyst makes a perfect birthstone.
This month is often cold, dark, and short for many people around the world, so the amethyst—which is often associated with qualities of peace, courage and stability—is the right gem for individuals who need a little extra warmth and strength this time of year.

Amethyst is purple quartz and is a beautiful blend of violet and red that can be found in every corner of the world. The name comes from the Ancient Greek, derived from the word methustos, which means “intoxicated.” Ancient wearers believed the gemstone could protect them from drunkenness.

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