What is February’s birthstone?
The Amethyst is the month of February’s birthstone. The Amethyst strengthens relationships and signifies peace, serenity and temperance. The divine lilacs and hints of green found in the Amethyst stone are sure to relax those who admire such a precious jewel. Qualities of comfort and protection are reflected in the gem’s history where it is said that the stone can help heal personal losses and bring emotional stability. With virtues associated with courage and inner strength, it is telling why those born in February carry great independence. February babies who wear Amethyst can expect to benefit from the balance, patience, and peace the stone offers. Amethyst Initial Necklace or Bracelet is the ideal personalised gift for all those February babies.
What does the word Amethyst mean?
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz and occurs in primary hues from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple but can also contain secondary hues of red and blue, giving it a beautiful depth of colour. The name – Amethyst – derives from the Ancient Greek meaning not intoxicated, a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks made drinking vessels decorated with Amethyst in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.
Up until the 18th century, the Amethyst was one of the most valuable gemstones along with diamond, sapphire, ruby, and emerald.
The stone is said to help heal personal losses and bring emotional stability and inner strength
We love the beautiful lilac tones of the Amethyst gem in the Amethyst Initial Necklace. This birthstone piece makes for the perfect treasured gift for those needing some inspiration of tranquillity. The Amethyst gem coupled with a hand engraved initial makes for a unique gift, so if you are looking to spoil someone then this Amethyst Initial Necklace or Bracelet would go down a treat. A favourite of the collection.
The February-born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they an amethyst will wear.
Taken from Gregorian Birthstone Poems