February Birthstone Crystal Birthday Gifts
February is a month associated with love and romance, and it is also the month when people born under the sign of Pisces celebrate their birthdays. The February birthstone crystal also known and loved for its sheer beauty is the beautiful amethyst stone. Lesser known, but attributed to the second month of the calendar is bloodstone. These gemstones are believed to have special properties and are thought to bring luck and prosperity to those who wear them.
Amethyst is a variety of quartz that is known for its beautiful purple color ranging from a blend of deep violet and red . Used for centuries by kings and rulers, it was thought to symbolize royalty, with its purple hue and has been associated with Dionisius the “god of wine” in Greek mythology. Although Amethyst is found in several parts of the world, the finest stones are mined in Brazil and Uruguay. The beautiful stone is considered to have healing properties, and is thought to bring peace and tranquility to those who wear it. It is also believed to enhance one’s spiritual awareness and to protect against negative energy.
Amethyst’s Heliotrope Sister
The other February birthstone, bloodstone, is a type of chalcedony that is found in various shades of green, with red flecks that resemble drops of blood. It is also known as heliotrope, named after the Greek word for “sun,” as it is said to reflect the sun’s rays in a way that makes it appear as if it is glowing. Bloodstone is believed to have grounding and centering properties and is thought to be helpful for those who are seeking clarity and focus in their lives.
February and Beyond
Both amethyst and bloodstone are popular choices for jewelry, and they can be found in a variety of forms, including bracelets, pendants, and earrings. Whether you’re celebrating a February birthday or simply looking for a unique and beautiful piece of jewelry, amethyst is a great stone for all occasions, and very good choice as a February birthstone, or as a spectacular fashion statement.
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