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Amethyst: The Birthstone for February

The name amethyst derives from the ancient Greek word ‘Amethystos’ which can be translated as ‘sober’, and it boasts of royalty, a rich-violet purple, and it can be found in all shades of purple, lilac and mauve.all of which are referred to as ‘royal gem’.

Ruled by the planet Jupiter, amethyst is the gemstone for those born under the sign of Aquarius and Pisces and is included on . both traditional and modern lists of birthstones for the month of February St. Valentine was said to have worn an amethyst ring carved with Cupid’s likeness. This may seem an unlikely pairing, given the gem’s reputation for calming passions!. But in Medieval times, chaste love was highly valued as true love, .and amethyst was believed to signify that particular vision of love.