February’s birthstone is traditionally an Amethyst. The Amethyst is known for is rich purple color and lustourous shine. The ancient Greeks believed the Amethyst was associated with the god Bacchus, god of wine, and helped keep its wearer sober.
If the February born shall find
Sincerity and piece of mind
Freedom from passion and care
If she the amethyst will wear.
Amethysts and Citrine are both varieties of quartz.
The Amethyst has been a prized gemstone since the day of the Romans. The Romans believed it had the power to prevent intoxication and was associated with Bacchus the Roman god of Wine. Amethysts range in color from light to dark purple, and are mined in Brazil and Zambia.The Amethyst is February Birthstone
The Citrine was believed to give its wearer protection against poison and venom, by many ancient civilizations. The origins of the name come from citron, the French word for lemon, due to its brilliant lemon colors.
When the colors of an amethyst and citrine are combined in one gemstone it is called ametrine.