Birthstone for February : Amethyst

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Birthstone for February is Amethyst.

The purple stone of February is synonymous with wisdom. The name derives from an ancient Greek myth that speaks of Dionysus (god of wine) and Amethyst, who was transformed into a statue that Dionysus dyed a deep purple by pouring his glass of wine over her. The Greeks thought that amethyst helped prevent intoxication, which is why their bowls were often studded with this purple stone.

Amethyst is thought to have other properties besides promoting sobriety and moderation. It relieves stress and tension, reducing sadness and pain. It strengthens the imagination, which is why it is often considered the talisman for concentration and success. 

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