Amethyst, the February Birthstone
For babies born in February, the Amethyst is the perfect and one of the most popular gemstones to have for their birthstone!
Amethyst, is not only known for its beautiful color, but is is also widely available in different shapes and sizes, enormous deposits of amethyst in South America and Africa provide enough amethyst to keep the price affordable. On the Mohs Hardness scale, amethyst is a 7, making it a strong durable stone.
Above is a picture from of Amethyst in Brazil, South America - Blue Lake Cove
In history, it was believed the stone is a natural tranquilizer, it is said to relieve stress and strain, soothe irritability, balance mood swings, dispel anger, rage, fear and anxiety. It alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It is especially useful in regards to work-related stress, because the stone is also associated with abundance: therefore relieving stress while emanating prosperity. The properties of enhanced communication and intuition can also be applied to increased work effectiveness.
Amethyst is crystalline quartz in colors ranging from pale lilac to deep reddish purple.
One of the most popular stone colors for jewelry, the amethyst is widely available in the natural stone but also very popular in man-made cubic zirconia as well as crystals. Shop our collection of vintage amethyst. Designs available in genuine, cubic zirconia, and Austrian crystals.