February is the shortest month of the year, but has one of the most popular birthstones assigned to it. People who love the rich, royal purple color of amethyst are ardent fans of this quartz variety.
From deep saturated purples to light purple hues (or even pink-to-lilac as in the Rose de France amethyst), the amethyst comes in a variety of color variations. Or if you prefer something different, bloodstone is also a birthstone for February babies.
Read on to learn more about amethyst’s rich history and the earthy qualities of bloodstone.