Amethyst: The February Birthstone
Are you or someone you love born in February and want to know about the amethyst birthstone? Read on to know more about the precious amethyst for some fun gemstone information. Amethyst, the February birthstone is one luxurious gemstone that has a fascinating purple color.
This stone comes from the family of quartz gemstones. Due to irradiation and the presence of trace elements like sulfur and manganese its color is purple. The name “amethyst” comes from ancient and modern greek language and it means “not intoxicated”. It is believed that the wearer of the stone will be protected from drunkenness.
The amethyst is found abundantly in Brazil and Uruguay. It is also found in South Korea, Austria, Zambia, Africa, and South India. Many states of the USA also have mines of amethyst gemstone.
History of the Amethyst
Amethyst was always considered as a royal gemstone. Ancient Egyptian and Greek royals used to wear Amethyst jewelry. They also had their thrones and pots embellished with amethysts. Bishops used to wear amethyst rings as a sign that they are “not drunk”. In Medieval times, European soldiers used to wear the amethyst on their shields. They believed that the gemstone would protect them from evil and would heal them faster.
In Buddhism, the amethyst is considered a very sacred gemstone and they even create their prayer beads from it.
The amethyst is considered to be one of the five most precious gemstones. The five precious gemstones being the diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, and amethyst. However, its value has decreased with the passage of time and the abundant quantity found in Brazil. Still, it’s a cherished and fantastic gemstone having a precious purple look and spiritual and healing properties.
Believed Spiritual Qualities
It is believed that the Amethyst gemstone is full of spiritual and healing qualities. So, for all the February people out there, wear them daily and get its amazing following believed spiritual benefits.
Amethyst has a very soothing and relieving effect on its wearer. It helps to relieve stress and makes you tension-free.
It helps you to control your anger, balance your mood and prevents mood swings.
Amethyst helps to make your mind more aware of the situation. It helps you to analyze the situation better and make decisions accordingly.
It clears your thought process, takes your mind away from sadness, and makes you see the brighter side.
Amethyst is also said to be the gemstone that takes away all the negativity and evil energies from you.
More Interesting Facts
Amethyst is the official gemstone of the state of South Carolina. Also, it is the official gemstone of the Province of Ontario, East Canada.
According to Leonardo da Vinci, Amethyst has the power to control evil thoughts. He used to wear it to increase business intelligence.
The luxurious purple color and its bright hue make Amethyst gemstone a popular stone for jewelry. Not only people who are born in February can wear amazing amethyst jewelry but all the fashion lovers. Amethyst jewelry such as earrings, rings, pendants are loved by women all over the world.
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