The February Birthstone is Amethyst
The birthstone for February is the amethyst and the February birthstone color is purple. Amethyst is a well known and admired quartz crystal that forms in beautiful shades of purple and violet.
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.