Birthstones

February Birth Stone: Amethyst

  • 2014-02-01

 




Amethyst

A beautiful blend of violet and red quartz, that can be found in every corner of the world. Historically, the finest amethyst was found in Russia and was featured in much royal European jewellery.  Today, while Brazil is the primary source of this gemstone, fine material can be found elsewhere, especially in Zambia.

Throughout history, the gemstone has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures.  English regalia were even decorated with amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty.

Brilliant purple amethyst is an eye-catching choice for jewellery.  Amethyst can be one of the most rewarding gemstones for the price since vivid coloured stones are readily available at very reasonable prices compared to other semi-precious stones – the perfect gift for all those February babies!

 

The February born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they, the amethyst will wear.

                                Harriett Bishop

Amethyst – February birthstone


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