The gemstone representing the month of February is the Amethyst. It is also a representative of the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Aquarius. Amethyst is a variation of quartz, and is identified by its long prismatic crystals. These crystals have six sides at each end that can only show their color at the tips. Though it can come in many shades, it is only identified as the color purple. The color purple in itself was the color of royalty, making the Amethyst noble enough to have been worn by powerful monarchs.
In the most of the northern hemisphere, the month of February can be a one of the coldest and darkest during the winter season. During this time many suffer bouts of depression and sadness. It comes as no surprise then, the Amethyst can be given as a gift to lift a loved ones spirits so that their birth-month can be a time of celebration, even in the darkest of times. It is more than well-known that specific gemstones have been designated to symbolize our birth-month. The February birthstone of Amethyst is also referred to as the “stone of lovers” and is the stone of St. Valentine, who is told to have always worn it.
Birthstone for February - Amethyst
Amethyst jewelry is famous for it’s beautiful purple hue. Also known as the February birthstone, the amethyst gemstone is said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. Amethyst has a long and interesting history in myths and legends, and has adorned the crowns and jewelry of people from many different cultures throughout the past. This violet quartz stone will also look great adorning you, too!
For those born in the month of February, the birthstone Amethyst will strengthen relationships and provide courage to wearers. Signifying peace, serenity and temperance, Amethyst’s lovely lavender hue will surely relax whoever admires the jewel. The Amethyst lends such comfort and protection, that it was believed in ancient times to be a “sobriety stone”.
Amethyst is known as the traditional birthstone. With traits associated with inner strength, sincerity and courage- it is unsurprising that those born in the month of February are independent, inventive and likely to be humanitarians. The jewel’s lilac hue is sure to lend courage to those in need of stability.
Amethysts were long-prized and desired throughout ancient times, at a certain point in history only royalty were permitted to wear these lavender gems. The word Amethyst is derived from the Greek word “amethystos” meaning a “remedy against drunkenness”. Ancient Greeks believed that this gemstone would protect the wearer from the addictions of alcoholism and intoxication.