Inchoo babes, it's that time of the month!

Born in February? Did you know that your birthstone is the amethyst?

This gem carries a spectacular purple color that ranges from a mix of violet and red to a lighter lilac shade.

The amethyst makes a perfect birthstone for February babes, as it’s often a cold, dark and short month; since it’s associated with peace, courage and stability, it’s the perfect gem to get a little extra warmth and strength. Plus, the amethyst is also used to celebrate the 6th and 17th year of marriage.

The amethyst is composed of quartz, which is the second most abundant material found in the Earth’s crust. It gets its color from irradiation, iron impurities and the presence of trace elements. Its hardness (a 7 on the Mohs scale) is the same as other quartz, which makes it a durable and lasting option for jewelry.

The name “amethyst” comes from the Ancient Greek: it’s derived from the word “methustos,” which means “intoxicated.” Ancient wearers believed the gemstone could protect them from drunkenness, ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, and keep the wearer clear headed and quick-witted.

Need the power of the amethyst in your life?

Take a look at these amazing pieces!  

Thin Amethyst Band

inchoo bijoux february birthstone amethyst

A simple but gorgeous ring you'll want to wear everyday.

Ultra Violet Amethyst Moon Pendant

inchoo bijoux february birthstone amethyst

A dainty, delicate piece; perfect for witchy ladies!

Amethyst Purple Gemstone Moon Crescent Ring

inchoo bijoux february birthstone amethyst

This ring is slightly adjustable, which makes it a perfect gift for ladies born in February.

Would you wear an amethyst gem?

Which one of these pieces is your fave?

Happy b-day, February babes!

Sources:

American Gem Society

Wixon Jewelers