Birthstones by month and birthstone colors
The Modern Gemstone for February is: Amethyst
About the Amethyst
Amethyst is a variety of quartz with purple coloring that has been caused by impurities of manganese or iron. The gemstones occur in a wide range of purple shades – either as a pure color or as bands of shades of purple through to white. The appearance of bands of color in an amethyst is an excellent way of differentiating it from other purple stones. A rarer and more valuable amethyst contains red flashes within the purple. Historically seen as a gemstone for spirituality and serenity.
Due to the often conflicting and confusing range of gemstones found when comparing ancient cultural lists of gemstones for each month, we are only listing the Modern gemstones for each month and their colors. For anyone not liking the gemstone for their particular month, please consult our Zodiac birthstone chart below.