Modern Birthstone for February is Amethyst - Natural Amethyst Birthstones
February is the month of love, it's a month of passion and drama, and if you're lucky enough, it's the month of your birthday. Fittingly, the stunning Amethyst, with all of its purple passion, is the gemstone to adorn those born in February. From refreshing lilac to ripe plum, Amethyst demonstrates the drama and excitement of the color purple. Legend tells the story of Dionisis, the Greek god of wine, who was insulted one day by a mortal. Enraged, he called forth vicious tigers to exact revenge on the next mortal who would cross his path. Unfortunately, the maiden Amethyst, on her way to pay tribute to the Goddess Diana, was the unlucky traveler. The innocent girl suddenly found herself face-to-face with the tiger companions of the vengeful Dionysus. In order to save her from the beasts Diana turned Amethyst into a statue of pure crystalline quartz. The crystalline maiden was so beautiful that Dionysus, in sorrow and remorse, wept tears of rich wine over the statue. His tears stained the quartz purple, thus creating the poetic gem that still bears her name. While the origins of the name are sadly beautiful, Amethyst acts as a charm against unwanted anger and also serves as a protection while traveling.
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Zodiac Birthstone for February is Garnet - Natural Zodiac Garnet Birthstones
If you happen to also be an Aquarius, the friendly, intellectual and freedom loving water bearer, a garnet gemstone is the charm of choice. The warmth of a beautiful deep red garnet has powerful healing properties, particularly with diseases related to blood. Garnet gems are also known to enhance relationships and are said to bring about truthfulness, positivity and peace. Be sure to take a look at our loose calibrated garnets as well as our stunning garnet fashion rings.
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Birthstone Poem by Oliver Farrington
"The February born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they, the amethyst will wear."