February's birthstone amethyst is renowned for its shades of purple ranging from the palest of lilacs to the richest deep violets. This powerful gemstone hails from the quartz family, has a hardness of seven, and has been used as an adornment for more than two thousand years. When married with citrine it forms perhaps one of the most captivating stones renowned for its color shifting properties, Ametrine. Amethyst is highly regarded for its metaphysical abilities to stimulate ones creativity and passion, while strengthening the intuitive mind. It can also be used to soothe ones' soul with its perceived healing powers to balance moods, as well as reduce stress, fear, and anxiety. 

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