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AMETHYST: February Birthstone

Its name 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'.

Amethyst is not only the recognized February birthstone. It is also the gemstone for the 6th and 17th marriage anniversaries. 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. Since we started with a poetic tale, let’s part with a poem on amethyst, author unknown.