February Birthstone Infographic Amethyst Jewelry
Amethyst is the birthstone for February. It is associated with spirituality, wisdom, sobriety, and security. February's birthstone encourages calmness, bravery, and contemplation. Amethyst is the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Aquarius and Pisces.
Facts & Figures:
Amethyst is the gemstone to give on the fourth, sixth and seventeenth anniversaries. Amethyst was once revered as the "jewel of the gods." It is considered the most valuable member of the quartz family.
Amethyst is used to help heal personal losses and grief. It is said to bring emotional stability and inner strength. It also enhances flexibility and cooperation.
Amethyst ranges from deep purple to pale lavender, and even to warm greens; the deeper the color, the more valuable the gem. "Siberian" deep purple with red and blue flashes has the highest value. Amethyst color is derived from its iron and aluminum impurities.
7 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Amethyst comes in just about every shape, cut and size. Amethyst looks particularly attractive when paired with other gemstones.
Jewelry Care & Handling:
Amethyst is the world's most popular gemstone. Choose from intense regal purple amethyst, pale lavender pink, or its light green hue. To clean your amethyst jewelry, use warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Keep away from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.