Modern Birthstone for February is Amethyst- Natural AmethystBirthstones
February is the month of love, it’s a month of passion and drama, and if you’re lucky enough, it’s the month of your birthday. Fittingly, the stunning Amethyst, with all of its purple passion, is the gemstone to adorn those born in February. From refreshing lilac to ripe plum, Amethyst demonstrates the drama and excitement of the color purple. Legend tells the story of Dionisis, the Greek god of wine, who was insulted one day by a mortal. Enraged, he called forth vicious tigers to exact revenge on the next mortal who would cross his path. Unfortunately, the maiden Amethyst, on her way to pay tribute to the Goddess Diana, was the unlucky traveler. The innocent girl suddenly found herself face-to-face with the tiger companions of the vengeful Dionysus. In order to save her from the beasts Diana turned Amethyst into a statue of pure crystalline quartz. The crystalline maiden was so beautiful that Dionysus, in sorrow and remorse, wept tears of rich wine over the statue. His tears stained the quartz purple, thus creating the poetic gem that still bears her name. While the origins of the name are sadly beautiful, Amethyst acts as a charm against unwanted anger and also serves as a protection while traveling.