The February Birthstone is Amethyst
The official birthstone for the month of February is the stunning purple amethyst and hence the February birthstone color is purple.
February is one of the few months that only have one birthstone, so there is no alternative February gemstone.
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.
Amethyst is one of the Zodiac birthstones for both for both Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19) and Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20) star signs.
The birth flowers for February are the Violet, Iris and Primrose.
Amethyst jewelry is the gift given to celebrate a sixth wedding anniversary.
February Birthstone Color: Purple
February's birthstone color of purple comes from February's gemstone Amethyst.
Amethyst is a well known and admired quartz crystal that occurs in beautiful shades of purple. During the formation of the crystals, iron and manganese produce the purple color, varying from pale lilac through lavender and mauve to deep violet. Amethyst is found on all continents with the larger deposits occurring in South America, Africa and North America.
Historically only royalty wore amethyst due to its rarity, however once vast deposits were discovered in Brazil, amethyst became a popular gemstone in everyday jewelry and in particular February birthstone jewelry.
FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY SYMBOLS
Alternative birthstone: none
Birthstone color: purple
Birth flower: Violet
Zodiac star sign: Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)
Zodiac star sign: Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)
6th wedding anniversary: Amethyst
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