The birthstone of February is Amethyst and for many people around the world, the month is often cold, dark and short, so the amethyst—which is often associated with qualities of peace, courage and stability—is the right gem for individuals who need a little extra warmth and strength in their lives.

The ancient Greeks and Romans believed Amethyst would keep the wearer clear headed and quick-witted. The early Egyptians believed that the amethyst possessed good powers, and placed the stones in the tombs of pharaohs. During the Middle Ages, it was used as medication, believed to dispel sleep, sharpen intellect, and protect the wearer from sorcery. It was also believed to bring victory in battle, so this is the perfect stone for those looking to overcome a challenge in their lives or have a personal victory.