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Everything About the February Birthstone Amethyst

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Amethyst is the birthstone for February. February, on the other hand, can be a dark and gloomy month in many parts of the world. Winter can be harsh, but the February birthstone, amethyst, can help keep you warm and sane during this challenging season.

What Is Amethyst?

An amethyst is a purple quartz that is irradiated, has iron impurities and trace elements in the Earth's crust that make it unique. An amethyst gemstone is usually found in a shade of purple. If you're looking for something that isn't just pink but also reddish purple, this is it. Amethyst is a common gemstone; you can find it in the United States, Canada, and Brazil, for example. The Mohs hardness scale rates amethyst, the birthstone for February, at a 7 out of 10. A diamond scores a 10 on the Mohs hardness scale, the highest possible score. Because amethyst has a Mohs hardness of seven, it is a good choice for jewelry that will last a long time.

Amethyst's Long And Colorful History

Because it has been around since 2000 BC, amethyst has a long and interesting history. It was believed that wearing amethyst would keep one from getting drunk in ancient Greece and Rome. As a popular belief, amethyst was said to prevent intoxication and keep the wearer alert. Amethyst was also a symbol of royalty during the medieval period. Because only royalty and the very rich could afford to dress in purple, the color was reserved for them.

Birthstone Amethyst Has A Lot Of Significance In February

For those born in February, amethyst represents courage and serenity. For the sixth anniversary of a marriage, amethyst is also a traditional gift. Amethyst is the gemstone of choice for couples celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary.

You should only buy amethyst from a licensed jeweler who can give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. Due to amethyst's multi-layered coloration, it is critical that the stone be cut by a licensed gemologist. At Buchroeders, you can find long-lasting amethyst jewelry made from the highest quality materials. Buchroeders' amethyst experts have over a century of experience, and they'll leave you confident and satisfied with your purchase. They have a wide variety of products to choose from!

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