February's Birthstone : Amethyst!
It's February, so unless you love darkness and cold (or are smart and live somewhere warm) you might need all the help you can get getting through this month. Luckily, February's birthstone is amethyst, and amethyst is here to help!
Amethyst has healing powers, both physically and mentally. It can help with impatience and promote calm, which is exactly what you need if you're like me and are counting down the days until spring.
The word amethyst comes from the greek word ametusthos meaning "not intoxicated." Amethyst is believed to de-toxify a physical space and remove negative energy. If you have a problematic roommate or coworker that has been bothering you . . . throw amethyst at them! (Just kidding. But if someone I didn't like threw gemstones at me I'd probably like them more).
As an added bonus, amethyst is a gorgeous stone. I generally only work in green amethyst rather than the more commonly known purple version of the gemstone. Green amethyst is an underrated, beautiful stone that pairs surprisingly well with other gemstones. Something about it just works.
Welp, there we have it. Amethyst is the cure to all of your problems! Luckily, we have lots of it here at DLJ.