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Amethyst, the Birthstone of February

Amethyst is the beautiful birthstone for February and the gem for the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries,  it is the purple variety of the quartz mineral species.  It’s the gem that’s most commonly associated with the color purple.  Amethysts color can range from a light lilac to a deep, intense royal purple, and from brownish to vivid.  St. Valentine, the patron of romantic love, wore an amethyst ring carved with the image of Cupid.  Amethyst is believed to quicken intelligence and gets rid of evil thoughts,

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