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Amethysts are a variety of quartz often found in geodes amidst cooled lava.
Their purple colouring runs the gamut from reddish purple to a bluish lilac.
The finest quality is a strongly saturated reddish purple to dark purple as long as the stone does not become too dark to see its brightness.
AMETHYST BIRTHSTONE FACTS & FOLKLORE
Italian Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) believed that wearing an amethyst could increase intelligence. Well I certainly need that!
At one time, amethysts were only available to royalty.
Ancient Greeks thought that the amethyst guarded against intoxication. In fact, amethyst comes from amethystos, a Greek word meaning “sober.” Oh and probably need that too
A variety of quartz, amethyst measures 7 on the Mohs scale, which makes it quite a durable stone and suitable for everyday jewellery, such as rings and bracelets. Though you’ll tend to find amethyst predominantly set in silver, try a gold or platinum setting for a more modern, romantic look. Talking of romance, amethyst also signifies everlasting love, so amethyst jewellery would make a heartfelt gift for a partner with a February birthday – just make sure it’s not misconstrued as a comment on their drinking habits!
No doubt belief in amethyst’s sobering properties was related to its purple colour – the colour of wine. Since purple is also the traditional colour of royalty, it’s no surprise that amethyst has been also beloved of rulers over the centuries. From ancient royal drinking cups carved entirely from amethyst, to the enormous heart-shaped amethyst necklace worn by the Duchess of Cornwall at the premiere of Bond film, Skyfall, See Charles and Camilla at the premier https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/420734790171288516/ the February birthstone has retained its place in the coffers of the world’s most powerful and wealthy.
Wearing an amethyst will give you courage and help to prevent insomnia.
I find the deep beathing helps with that but maybe its something to do with
Piezoelectricity – why hitting crystals makes electricity
Re the quart crystal used in batteries.
A dream of receiving an amethyst as a gift brings good luck.
A dream of giving an amethyst means you forgive the recipient
THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY
February comes from the Latin word februa, which means “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Februalia, which was a month-long festival of purification and atonement that took place at this time of year. Maybe I feel a dry February ahead? Or maybe I’ve left that too late for this month!
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