Amethysts Sparkle as February's Official Birthstone
You are in good company. Celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Drew Barrymore also celebrate birthdays in February.
Do You Have a February Birthday? Happy Birthday!
You probably know that awe-inspiring amethysts are designated as the official February birthstone
What's In a Name?
The name "amethyst" comes from the Greek word "amethystos" which means "against drunkenness." Amethysts were believed to induce a sober mind.
The History Behind the Amethyst:
It is believed that a Roman God of wine caused a maiden, named Amethyst, to turn into rock crystal. Legend then states he threw down his goblet turning the crystal to a radiant purple hue.
Where Do Amethysts Come From?
Deposits of amethyst gemstones can be found in South America, South Korea, United States and Africa just to name a few.
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