February Birthstone

Amethyst

February is always the Age of Aquarius--and Pisces, too! The gemstone of February is commonly and traditionally the purple amethyst. This gloriously regal quartz grows on the

inside of geodes (aka "thundereggs"), with the richness of its color dependent on the presence of manganese and iron. Amethyst is believed to enhance serenity, reduce stress and spark self-discovery. Get charts, see resources and view jewelry designs featuring this birthstone.

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February - Amethyst - Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 19)

Fun-loving, original and inventive Aquarius, your stone is amethyst. Vibrating with creativity, tranquility and understanding that will help you transform negative energy into positive energy. Amethyst ensures you have peace of mind and a spark to your intellectual self-discovery.

Help your natural inclination to retreat from life and society with amethyst's ability to enhance your sense of serenity and reduce anxiety and stress from personal loss or grief. If you suffer from heartache or long for a meditation from a muse … slip an amethyst stone under your pillow while you sleep and enjoy intuitive dreams, inspired thought and relief from heartache.

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Amethyst Gemstone Properties

Amethyst (pronounced am-eh-thist) crystals grow on the inside surface of agate geodes. While the crystals themselves may grow to be several inches, the geodes containing the amethyst crystals often reach several feet in height. This majestic gemstone ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender depending on the presence of manganese and iron. Amethyst can also appear reddish-purple or yellow-purple depending on the combination of minerals present in the clear quartz.

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