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Guide to Birthstones: February – Amethyst

COLORS, PROPERTIES, & FEATURES

February’s birthstone is the Amethyst, and while it is known for its deep purple color, this quartz stone also comes in varying shades ranging from light pink to dark violet. Measuring 7 on the Mohs scale, Amethysts are a very durable stone, and an inspiring choice for all kinds of jewelry.

STONE’S REPRESENTATION & MEANING

Amethyst is associated with peace, stability, and courage. It has been used by many cultures as a protective stone. Leonardo da Vinci said this stone helped protect him from evil thoughts. For the ancient Greeks and Romans, they believed Amethysts could protect them from being drunk and keep them clear-headed and quick-witted. Additionally, the color purple has long been associated with royalty, and therefore, the Amethyst is the perfect stone used by British, Russian, and Egyptian royals.

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