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Garnets were used for beads and jewelry in ancient Egypt over 5,000 years ago.
Garnet was very popular in ancient Rome and Greece, and in Sumeria, Sweden, and Europe during the Middle Ages.
February birthstone color: From deep, dark violet to pale lavender.
Symbolism & meaning : The amethyst birthstone symbolizes sincerity and security, spirituality and contentment.
They are so strong, they can only be cut or polished by another diamond.
The name itself is derived from the Greek word, , which means “invincible.” The diamond is typically colorless, but yellow, brown, green, gray, black, pink, blue, red, and purple stones can also be found along the diamond color spectrum.
While the most popular color of a garnet is reddish-brown, it is found in other colors such as purple, pink, violet, green, yellow, orange, red, brown, black, and even colorless.
In ancient history, the amethyst was believed to be a “gem of fire” and was considered to be a precious stone valued as much as a diamond.
Amethyst stones mined from South America tend to be bigger in size, but smaller stones mined from Africa are thought to have superior color. Mined in: Brazil, Uraguay, Africa, South Korea, Russia, United States.
Photo gallery: See our Pinterest photo gallery of amethyst jewelry Photo credit: Didier Descouens (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons symbolizes loyalty, honesty, and beauty.
Aquamarine is a pastel stone that is greenish-blue in color.