If you were born in February, your birthstone is an amethyst. Although February is typically a short and colder month for many around the world, the bright hue of the amethyst is a sure way to brighten things up a bit!
The amethyst gemstone gets its name from the Greek word “amethystos,” meaning “not drunken.” The Greeks believed Amethyst had the power to prevent intoxication, and in turn, instill clear thinking. Gemstones have been the subject of legends and myths for centuries and have been prized by many in different cultures. From its deep history, it has been used in royal crowns, religious jewelry, and within the high society for many decades.
The amethyst birthstone symbolizes wisdom and understanding, intelligence, and serenity. They say it also works as an emotional stimulant that inspires hidden creativity and awakens worn out imagination, allowing your ideas to flow freely.
Amethyst is one of the most well-known semi-precious colored stones. Amethyst was once very rare and was considered among the most rare gemstones deemed the “cardinal five,” including diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. However, large deposits of amethyst were found in Brazil in the 19th century, making it not as rare as it once was. Now it is a bit more affordable and you can find it in a variety of styles.