The February born shall
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from
If they, the amethyst will
For those who were born in the month of February
the Amethyst is the traditional birthstone. The February birthstone poem
reflects some of the properties with which the Amethyst is associated -
stability, peace, balance, courage, inner strength, sincerity and a calm
disposition. The healing properties of the February birthstone are reputed to be
effective for health problems relating to the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of
addiction, headaches, insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, circulatory system
issues and general healing. The Amethyst is also referred to as the the
"sobriety stone" as it was once believed to prevent drunkenness and used to
treat alcoholism and other types of addictions.
is also symbolic of spirituality and piety. It has been used to ornament
churches and crosses used in religious ceremony, and worn in rings and on
rosaries by bishops and priests.
Once considered more valuable than diamonds,
Amethyst is a member of the quartz family, occurring naturally as crystals
within rocks. Deposits of this gemstone are found in Brazil, Canada, Australia,
India, Madagascar, Namibia, Russia, Sri Lanka; and in the United
The gift of Amethyst is
symbolic of protection and the power to overcome difficulty. It is said to
strengthen the bond in a love relationship, so it is an ideal anniversary or
engagement gem. Whether or not Amethyst holds such power, it's stunning beauty
will certainly make anyone who wears it feel like royalty!
This purple form of quartz is associated with
mental clarity and emotional well being. It is believed to be a stress reliever
as well, bringing a state of tranquility to its wearer.