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February Birthstone: Amethyst

Industry CommentaryMonica Marcella Guerra

Violet majesty! Amethyst is one of the most celebrated gems throughout history. It has been said to have strong healing properties, to keep the wearer quick witted, and has long been considered the color of royalty. At one time amethyst was more valuable than diamonds. Today, while still well-loved, fans of this purple quartz can adorn themselves with a luxuriously sized amethyst gem at a fraction of the price of a tiny diamond. It's a great time to be Amethyst lovers and a February baby!

In August, there was an article about the resurgence of the amethyst as a heavy hitter in the colored gems market! Check it out.