February Birthstone: Amethyst
Monday, February 25, 2013
While it's true that floating hearts, unbridled romantic gestures and a certain little flying cherub get all the glory in February, there's no question how dearly we love all those lucky enough to call February their birth month. Not to mention how much we love amethysts, the traditional birthstone for February.
Derived from the Greek word "amethystos," amethysts have been celebrated for their healing properties, embodying the qualities of stability, peace, balance, courage and inner strength. And as purple is the color of power, an amethyst is the chosen stone of royalty.
And not to leave out Valentine's Day, it turns out even old St. Valentine wore amethysts every day. What's more, during the middle ages, an amethyst presented by a lady to her man was said to confer the greatest possible happiness. Now that's chivalry.
If you're searching for the perfect gift for that February-born loved one, look to amethyst jewelry and give them a pop of perfectly positive color.