February - Amethyst

The February birthstone is Amethyst.

The Amethyst gemstone is most commonly found in a beautiful purple quartz a mix of violet and red. It is a popular stone and can be found all over the world The stone is often associated with positive qualities of tranquillity and courage. Amethyst is a durable stone made up of quartz making it a great stone for long lasting jewellery, it often occurs in geodes or in the cavities of granitic rocks. The amethyst is also known to be used to celebrate years 6 and 17 of marriage.