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February Birthstone: Amethyst
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If you were born in February, your birthstone is amethyst – the purple variety of quartz that has captivated mankind for millennia. Its lilac to deep purple hues can be cut into many shapes and sizes, and it can be manufactured in a lab as well as mined. Amethyst, the February birthstone, can be found in the collections of royal families throughout Europe and Asia. Now it’s within reach of most consumers. Consider buying a stunning amethyst for the king or queen of your heart – or treat yourself to a royal present. If your birthday is in February, then wearing an amethyst can also be a symbol of personal empowerment and inner strength.
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If you were born in February, your birthstone is amethyst – the purple variety of quartz that has captivated mankind for millennia. Its lilac to deep purple hues can be cut into many shapes and sizes, and it can be manufactured in a lab as well as mined. Amethyst, the February birthstone, can be found in the collections of royal families throughout Europe and Asia. Now it’s within reach of most consumers. Consider buying a stunning amethyst for the king or queen of your heart – or treat yourself to a royal present. If your birthday is in February, then wearing an amethyst can also be a symbol of personal empowerment and inner strength.
This February birthstone is joyful, soothing and a bit mysterious, just like you.

This gem’s deep purple hue mirrors the vibrant spirit of all you February borns. We know you’re just as intense when it comes to your emotions. Amethyst’s symbolism of true love and the depth of its color reflects how deeply you feel everything, especially for your partner.

What’s more, this extraordinary gemstone represents peace and divine wisdom, showcasing the mental strength that you possess.

And let’s not forget the calming and soothing effect of the amethyst birthstone, making it an ideal match for your inclination towards comfort and coziness. You do like to sit back and just chill, don’t you?
Over time, amethyst has been associated with countless myths, legends, religions, and cultures. Leonardo da Vinci was thought to have said that amethyst helps enhance intelligence and gets rid of evil thoughts. Some historians also believe Saint Valentine had an amethyst ring carved with an image of cupid. During the Middle Ages, English regalia was decorated with amethysts to symbolize royalty. Amethyst has intrigued kings and queens for centuries. Catherine the Great, the empress of Russia from 1729-1796, adorned herself in amethyst necklaces and earrings.

For a long time, amethyst was thought to be one of the most precious gemstones, commonly favored by royalty. Back then it was even held in the same regard as diamond. It wasn’t until the discovery of abundant amethyst sources that it became an easier accessible gemstone for non-royals.
Amethyst, the birthstone representing February, has a long and interesting history. Thought to symbolize royalty with it's purple hue, this quartz stone does have many other colors and can be sourced in many areas of the world. From modern Russia to the ancient Greeks & Romans, this gemstone has tons of symbolism for every culture.
The ancient Greeks and Romans believed Amethyst would ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus and keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. For centuries, Amethyst has been associated with many myths and legends as well as religions in numerous cultures.

Not only is this gem known for its beautiful color, but it is also widely available in different shapes and sizes — which makes it more affordable. Amethyst complements both warm and cool colors, helping it look fabulous set in both yellow and white metals. This unique ability enhances almost every color in your wardrobe.
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