Amethyst is crystalline quartz in colors ranging from pale lilac to deep reddish purple. With a relatively high hardness of 7, the February birthstone is a fine facetable jewelry gem for all purposes. Lower grades of material can be cabbed, carved, and made into a great variety of beads and other ornamental objects.

What Does Amethyst Symbolize?

The Royal Stone

Purple is one of the rarest colors in nature, and it has always been considered the color representing the royal family, so many crowns of European royal families are inlaid with amethyst. Both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth of England were fond of amethyst.

6th Wedding Anniversary

Amethyst is the traditional wedding anniversary gemstone gift to celebrate 6 years of marriage.
Give your spouse an amethyst for your sixth wedding anniversary and you'll celebrate like it's Valentine's Day all year long. St. Valentine, the patron saint of romantic love, supposedly wore an amethyst ring carved with the image of Cupid.

The Zodiac Gem for Aquarius / Pisces

The Aquarius Birthstone Color Symbolizes Spiritual Growth, Intuition, and Inner Peace. Those born in January and February, under the star sign symbolized by Aquarius the water-bearer, have Amethyst as their birthstone color.
Amethyst also holds special significance for Pisces, as it is believed to enhance their intuition and spirituality. It is said to bring inner peace and calmness, helping Pisces navigate their emotions and connect with their inner selves. Amethyst also encourages creativity and imagination, making it the perfect gemstone for Pisces who often have a deep appreciation for the arts and all things creative.

Birthstone for February

If you were born in February, your birthstone is amethyst – the purple variety of quartz that has captivated mankind for millennia. Its lilac to deep purple hues can be cut into many shapes and sizes, and it can be manufactured in a lab as well as mined. Amethyst, the February birthstone, can be found in the collections of royal families throughout Europe and Asia.