February Birthstone Amethyst

February Birthstone – Amethyst

Happy Birthday to all you February babies! February’s birthstone is the sparkling Amethyst. This popular stone is actually quartz and refers specifically to the purple variety. This lovely gemstone is quite popular because not only is it beautiful it is also quite affordable. Did you know that Amethyst jewelry was once worn because it was believed that it helped you keep a clear head and avoid getting intoxicated. Amethyst was also a gemstone for royalty in the middle ages, and was as valuable as diamonds and rubies. Amethyst Details: MINERAL: Quartz CHEMISTRY: SiO2 MOHS HARDNESS: 7 Amethyst Cleaning and Care: […]more

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