February's Birthstone is the absolutely gorgeous and tantalising Amethyst.
Amethyst hues vary from a light lavender or pale violet to a deep purple and is a variety of quartz. It's name derives from the Greek "amethystos" loosely meaning not intoxicating, a reference to the belief that the stone protected it's wearer from intoxication. Ancient Greeks wore Amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the hope that it would prevent one from getting drunk.
Natural -v- Lab Grown
When we compare Lab Grown Diamonds with Natural Diamonds, they are EXACTLY IDENTICAL in every way; they have the same chemical, physical and optical properties as mined diamonds and exhibit the same fire, scintillation and sparkle. But, of course, Lab Grown Diamonds can be purchased at a much lower price than a Natural Diamond which is why more and more people are choosing to invest in a Lab Grown Diamond.