A purple variety of mineral quartz is a popular birthstone for the month of February. This purple gemstone is symbolic to royalty and spirituality and it is available in many different purple shades. Amethyst is derived from the Greek word "Amethystus" meaning "protection against intoxication".
The structure of amethyst is long prismatic crystals that have a six sided pyramid at either end. Amethyst was first found around 3000B.C.
Amethyst is one of the most popular gems used in jewelry and is the symbolic gemstone for the 17th wedding anniversary. Amethyst Jewelry looks amazing and can be worn at any time or on any occasions.
Amethyst is found in many countries like Australia, Russia, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Uruguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and the United States.
Ancient Traditional Birthstones:
- Arabic: Amethyst
- Guardian Angel: Barchiel
- Hebrew: Amethyst
- Hindu: Chandrakankta
- His Talismanic Stone: Jasper
- Polish: Amethyst
- Roman: Amethys
You can add a pop of vibrant color with royalty to any outfit when you choose jewelry featuring the traditional birthstone for February.