Spotlight on February Gemstone

February Gemstone

For those born in the month of February, the beautiful Amethyst is the customary birthstone. Amethyst is considered to be the birth stone of Aquarius and as such relates to those born between the dates of January 20th and February 18th. Amethysts are usually found in countries like Brazil, Uruguay and Zambia.

When it comes to color, traditionally an Amethyst is a light lilac to violet and can sometimes be a red-violet color or a deep rich purple. A top quality amethyst is a deep medium purple with rose-colored flashes. Its purple color made it a stone of royalty for thousands of years. The definition of “Amethyst” is derived from the Greek word “amethystos” which literally means “remedy against drunkenness” and is thought to be reflected in the healing properties of this stone. The Amethyst is a member of the Quartz (silicon dioxide) family.  And its’ crystal like structure is hexagonal in shape.

Amethyst gemstones look beautiful when set in engagement rings, tennis bracelets and diamond pendants. Many people customize a diamond pendant with the gemstone of their birth month, for an added personalization!

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