February Birthstone - Amethyst
Where it can be found
Amethyst is mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Siberia, Canada, India, Bolivia, and Argentina and in the U.S.; most of the Amethyst comes from Zambia.
- Amethyst was once revered as the "jewel of the gods”.
- Amethyst is the official gemstone of the province of Ontario.
- Amethyst has been used to symbolize deep love, happiness, humility, sincerity and wealth.
- Leonardo da Vinci believed amethyst had the power to control evil thoughts, to quicken intelligence, and to make men shrewd in business matters.
Like January, February has only one official gemstone and it is the amethyst. Amethysts are purple quartz and they are found throughout the world.
The February birthstone, amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. At one time, only royalty could wear the gem. Amethyst is a beautiful purple stone associated with sincerity, peace of mind and good health. Amethyst is a symbol of protection and has the power to overcome difficulties. Encourages self-control and strengthens the bond in a love relationship.
Famous Women with February Birthdays
February 2 - Shakira - is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer.
February 10 - Chloe Grace Moretz - is an American actress and model. Best known for her roles is movies such as Kick-Ass, Let Me In, Hugo, Dark Shadows, Carrie, If I Stay.
February 11 - Jennifer Aniston - is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman, as well as everybody's favorite friend!
February 20 - Rihanna - is a Barbadian singer and songwriter.
February 21 - Ellen Page - is a Canadian actress.