The Birthstone of February: Amethyst
As we are now into the new month of February, it's time for a new birthstone. If you were born in February, your birthstone is Amethyst – the purple variety of quartz that has captivated mankind for millennia. And for all those purple lovers, you'll love our amethyst pieces...
Amethyst is a purple crystal whose powerful healing properties can be described as cleansing, calming and transforming. Amethyst heals all levels of the mind, body and spirit.
Amethyst is a stunning form of purple quartz and can come in many different shades, varying from pale lavender to very dark purple, of either the translucent or opaque variety.
Amethyst is said to exude a strong calming energy, and is ideal for placing in the home to create a sense of tranquility. If your birthday is in February, then wearing an amethyst can also be a symbol of personal empowerment and inner strength.
Today, the most important sources of amethyst are in Africa and South America. Brazil is still a major supplier, especially its southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul, though the rough amethyst mined there tends to have a lighter colour than amethyst found in other countries. Amethyst from Brazil sometimes forms in hollow, crystal-lined geodes so large you can stand in them.
Due to its beauty, availability, and durability, this purple gem has become a very popular jewellery stone. You'll find them in everything from simple stud earrings to delicate bracelets to bold statement pendants.
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Amethyst colours can range from pale lilac to deep reddish purple. A variety of quartz, amethyst gets its colour from the presence of iron, other trace elements, and natural irradiation.
Natural amethyst stones are connected to the third eye and crown chakras. The purple colour to reddish-purple hues of amethyst has long been a symbol of peace, cleansing and calming energy.
The crystals represent purification and connection to spiritual and divine beings. The meaning of amethyst is attached to serenity, understanding, trust and grace. Many cultures have linked spiritual overtones to this gem.
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source: trulyexperiences, gia.edu