Amethyst dress ring with graduated stones

Amethyst Februarys Birthstone

Amethyst Birthstone Jewellery

Amethyst is the traditional and modern birthstone for the month of February. It is a purple variety of quartz, known for its deep, rich colour and its association with love, spirituality, and protection. Amethyst has been prized for centuries for its beauty and believed to possess a variety of healing and protective properties.

Symbolism of Amethyst

The name "amethyst" comes from the Greek word "amethystos," meaning "not drunken." This name is likely due to the belief that amethyst could protect against intoxication. In ancient Greece, amethyst was often worn as jewellery to ward off drunkenness and promote clarity of thought.

Amethyst is also associated with love, fidelity, and purity. It is believed to strengthen relationships and promote emotional stability. In some cultures, amethyst is also considered a protective stone, believed to ward off evil spirits and enhance psychic abilities.

Physical Properties of Amethyst

Amethyst is a transparent or translucent mineral with a vitreous lustre. It has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, making it quite durable. Amethyst is found in a variety of colours, ranging from pale lilac to deep purple. The most prized amethysts are those with a rich, saturated purple colour.

Where Amethyst is Found

Amethyst is found in many parts of the world, including Brazil, Uruguay, Russia, and Canada. The largest amethyst crystals ever found were discovered in Brazil, some weighing up to 100 pounds.

Amethyst Jewellery

Amethyst is a popular gemstone for jewellery, and it is found in a wide variety of styles, from simple pendants and earrings to elaborate rings and necklaces. Amethyst is also a popular choice for cabochons and beads.

Gifts for February Birthdays

Amethyst jewellery is a thoughtful gift for anyone born in February. It is a beautiful gemstone with a rich history and symbolism, and it is sure to be treasured 

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