Amethyst

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Move over Ruby and Jade, Amethyst is…not on the way. Despite the popularity of many gemstone names right now, the purple birthstone for February is not one of them. According to ancient Greek superstition an amethyst protected its owner against the effects of strong drink—perhaps a plus for when your daughter is going off to college.

Origin

  • greek: A purple or violet gemstone

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