The amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities and the presence of trace elements. The gemstone can ranger form a light pinkish violet to a deep purple. The amethyst can be found in every corner of the earth.

 

The amethyst is the birthstone of February.

The amethyst is traditionally related to the 48th wedding anniversary.

 

History of Amethyst:

Over the history, amethyst was held with great regards.

The name comes from the ancient Greek  « ἀ méthystos » « not intoxicated »  a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The Ancient Greek wore amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.

During the Middle Ages, it was considered a symbol of royalty and used to decorate english regalia and members of the clergy. It was known as ‘the bishop’s stone’.

The amethyst was held for many years to be one of the most precious gemstones as the diamond and the ruby, it wasn’t until the discovery of more abundant supplies of amethyst that it became a gemstone enjoyed by more than just the wealthiest buyers.

 

Its Properties: Serenity and Wisdom 

Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and balances the mood. The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, it has the power to focus energy and it encourages serenity and spiritual wisdom.

 

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