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All February Babies are Amethyst Babies

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All February Babies are Amethyst Babies

Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. The name comes from the ancient Greek  ("not") and ("intoxicated"), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. It is one of several forms of quartz. Amethyst is a semi-precious stone and is the traditional birthstone for February.   Hardness is 7 in Mohs Scale   Amethyst, the gemstone believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, (the...

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