February’s birthstone is the stunning purple amethyst. Traditionally, the amethyst is a symbol of strong relationships and courage. It is a symbol of protection and is believed to have the power to overcome difficulty. It encourages self control and strengthens the bond in a love relationship. It is also believed to help to steady a restless mind and bring mental and emotional well-being.
Purple amethyst speaks of peace, temperance, serenity and royalty. Royalty in ancient Greece wore it because they believed it guarded against intoxication. The word amethyst comes from the Greek word amethystos which means “sober,” and they believed the stone would protect you from the effects of drunkeness.
Fun Fact: The Pope wears an amethyst ring.