The February Birthstone is Amethyst
The official birthstone for the month of February is the stunning purple amethyst. Amethyst is a well known and admired quartz crystal that forms in beautiful shades of purple and violet. February is one of the few months that only have one birthstone, so there is no alternative February gemstone.
Amethyst used to be quite rare and only worn by royalty, however once vast deposits were discovered in Brazil in the 19th century this gemstone become common and affordable to everyone.
The name amethyst is derived from Greek legend and words that mean ‘to prevent intoxication’ and the gemstone is said to symbolize courage and inner strength.
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February – Amethyst
This week we are featuring Cats Bead Kits and their designer jewelry making kits. Dawn Ditter is the owner and makes up all the kits herself. We are showcasing the Amethyst DIY Jewelry Kit seeing as Amethyst is the birthstone for February. Making up this necklace would make a lovely...
Hi there, Today we are featuring WILDTHINGS LTD brand of jewelry and in particular their amethyst butterfly jewelry. WILDTHINGS LTD design unique, high quality sterling silver jewelry with nature inspired themes of wildlife, sea-life and the floral kingdom. Many of their silver pieces are set with semi-precious stones and come in matching...
Most of us are familiar with the amethyst gemstone but where is amethyst found in the world? Amethyst is quite common and is found on all continents, with the larger deposits currently being mined in South America, Africa and North America. The largest global producer is Brazil with an annual production...