February is here and although we will be seeing a lot, and I do mean A LOT of red and pink everywhere, it's time for a little Purple to join the party! Our feature this month is the February birthstone-say it with me, AMETHYST! The purple variety of Amethtyst comes from the mineral quartz and actually can come in a variety of purple shades. Little geography/history lesson; Brazil is the primary source of this gemstone but historically the finest Amethyst were part of a lot of royal European jewelry.
Oh and if you don't have a February birthday but you still love this stone you now have an excuse to buy one! Greeks and Romans used the Amethyst stone to keep themselves clear-headed and quick-witted, so bye bye coffee! Just kidding-I would never, ever say goodbye to coffee.
Happy Birthday February babies, I hope your Amethyst stone brings you some wisdom, some clarity and some compliments on your fabulous birthstone necklace!