Happy Birthday, February babes!
Your birthstone is the vibrant purple, Amethyst. The word Amethyst bears origins from ancient Greece, where it was believed that the stone was dyed purple by the tears of Dionysus, the Greek God of Wine & Festivity. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved cups from it in the belief that it would prevent overindulgence, so cheers! It is believed to protect from all types of harm, and to have strong healing and cleansing powers. It is also commonly associated with the third eye or crown chakra.
Technically speaking, Amethyst is the violet variety of quartz and it occurs in primary hues from a light pinkish violet color to a deep purple color. Amethyst may exhibit one or both secondary hues, red and blue. High quality amethyst can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Uruguay, and the far East.
St. Valentine, the patron of romance and love, wore an amethyst ring carved with the image of cupid. So whether you are born in the month of Amethyst, or want to give a gift this February, the purple stone is a perfect gift for the most romantic month of the year.