February Birthstone – Amethyst or Onyx

February blesses us with a gorgeous purple birthstone, Amethyst with sexy black Onyx serving as an alternate.

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Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz and comes in many shades of purple with some Amethyst being almost white, and some gemstones more translucent while others are opaque.

If you have a friend or loved one with a February birthday, consider a gift that includes their birthstone to honor the day they were born.

Valentine’s Day is Right Around the Corner

For any of you who like to plan ahead, keep in mind that Valentine’s Day is next month, February 14th. To get some unique ideas to celebrate this special couple’s day, check out this article from a while back. It still has some useful ideas. “10 Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day.”

If your special someone is a coffee drinker, consider one of these coffee mugs to help express how you feel.

Variety7 Ceramic Mug 11 oz – Follow Your Heart It Knows The Way – White

Variety7 Ceramic Mug 11 oz – Me Heart You Puzzle Piece – White

Variety7 Funny Mug 11 oz – I Love Weird – White and Black


January Birthstone – Garnet

People born in January have Garnet birthstones. Garnet is most known for being a dark red gemstone, often with reddish-purple coloring. According to Wikipedia, “Garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless, with reddish shades most common.”

Also according to Wikipedia, “The word garnet comes from the 14th‑century Middle English word gernet, meaning ‘dark red’. It is derived from the Latin granatus, from granum (‘grain, seed’). This is possibly a reference to mela granatum or even pomum granatum (‘pomegranate’, Punica granatum), a plant whose fruits contain abundant and vivid red seed covers (arils), which are similar in shape, size, and color to some garnet crystals.”


Due to its rich, dark color, Garnet is a fairly beloved gemstone. It is often is found faceted as the cut of the gemstone brings out it’s luster. Garnet jewelry is available in the Moon Pixie Handmade store on Amazon if you’d like to shop for a birthday gift for that special someone.