February is the month of love and the month of the amethyst gemstone. The amethyst is a unique gemstone, it is of the quartz family and comes in a range of colors from deep purple to mauve.
The amethyst ranks in at a 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale (1-10), because of its hardness it can be cut in a variety of ways without worry of damaging the stone. This makes it a very versatile and popular gemstone for custom jewelry pieces.
The amethyst is known to be a symbol of serenity and stability, it is thought to improve intellectual and cerebral thoughts. In Hebrew, the word for amethyst is "ahlamah" which translates to dream.
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