February Birthstone – Amethyst
Birthstone for February, Amethyst
also for the 1st & 6th wedding anniversary
Amethyst symbolizes sincerity and sacred love and is thought to bring positive energy to those who wear it as it is believed to encourage optimism and good fortune.
It is said that Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, drank wine from amethyst goblets and that the word amethyst is taken from the Greek word Amethystos which translates to “not to intoxicate.”
Amethyst is a member of the quartz group and comes in a beautiful variety of violet and purple hues. It is also seen as a bi-colored gemstone with citrine and when found in this combination it is called Ametrine.
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