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What is the Birthstone for February?

The birthstone for February is the amethyst. This purple quartz stone ranges in hue from light purple  to deep violet. The amethyst is considered a semi-precious stone however, it was once regarded as a precious stone before large quantities of amethyst stones were found in Brazil in the 18th century, increasing supply.

Significance of the February birthstone

  • Keeps the wearer of the gemstone clear-headed
  • Ancient Greeks and Romans believed amethyst to protect and prevent drunkenness
  • Connotes royalty
  • Makes a great gift for February birthdays