Amethyst ~ February's Birthstone
Legend holds that St. Valentines wore an amethyst ring featuring a carved cupid, thus making Amethyst a perfect gem for the February babies.
Amethysts are classified as semi-precious stones , beautiful, abundant and fairly affordable. However prior to large deposits being discovered in South America in the 19th century, Amethysts were treasured as highly as diamonds & considered more valuable than emeralds, rubies and sapphires. These purple quartz stones were once adorned exclusively by royalty.
Regarded sacred stone, Tibetan monks use Amethyst in their prayer beads & believe Amethyst promotes peace and tranquility to the wearer! Learn more >>