The second month of the year February is represented by the gemstone Amethyst and due to its affordability and availability it has become one of the world’s most popular coloured gemstones. Here’s everything you need to know about Amethyst’s.
What colour is the February birthstone?
Quality Amethyst gemstones are a rich purple with no pale parts.
What does the February birthstone look like?
The February birthstone amethyst is purple and can range from pale purple to dark, intense violet hues. The amethyst is actually a type of quartz and larger stones can even have threads of white running through them.
What does February’s birthstone mean?
The February Amethyst is believed to strengthen relationships and give courage to the wearer. It comes from the Greek word for “sober”, and was thought to keep the wearer clear-headed and focused. This vibrant purple gemstone is the stone of St Valentine and was once associated with royalty as only members of the royal family could wear it. It’s a symbol of protection, peace and serenity and is thought to help the wearer overcome difficulties.
Molly Brown London has a beautiful selection of February amethyst birthstone jewellery. Celebrate a Christening with our Personalised February Birthstone Bangle or wish her a happy birthday with the Personalised February Birthstone Locket featuring the sweetest star detailing. View our entire Birthstone Collection here.