The birthstone for February - Amethyst
February's birthstone: Amethyst
Birthstone powers: Brings peace and calm to your life
Alternative Birthstone: Bloodstone
Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February and the traditional anniversary gemstone for the sixth of marriage. Once considered more valuable than diamonds, this member of the quartz member occurs naturally as crystals within rocks. The stones are mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Zambia, Australia and in the mountains of Russia
Colour of Royalty
Purple has always been the color of royalty, amethysts are encrusted in various jewellery pieces for the British Crown Jewels and the papal staff. Adornments of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians jewellery and cerimonial artifacts.
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