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February's Birthstone - Amethyst

Amethyst Birthstones February Birthstone Joy by Design

February's Birthstone - Amethyst

Amethyst, is one of our favourite stones. It's gorgeous purple colour works well in a gold or silver setting.  Ameryst the birthstone of February, is a variety of Quartz that carries a spectacular purple colour that ranges from a blend of deep violet and red to a lighter lilac hue. Ancient Greeks believed that the stone protected the wearer from drunkenness and enabled them to keep a balanced mindset. According to gemstone lore, amethyst jewellery is thought to keep its wearer clear-headed and clever. Leonardo da Vinci wrote that amethysts enhance intelligence and protect against evil thoughts.  As February is Valentine's month, the...

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