The gorgeous, purple February birthstone, the amethyst, comes in a variety of shades, from light violet to intense deep purple. It is the world’s most popular purple gemstone, which is why you’ll see many people wearing amethyst jewelry even if it’s not their birthstone. Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz that is found in many locations around the world and forms as terminated crystals of all sizes inside geodes, clusters, and as long single terminations.
History About Amethyst
- The Ancient Greeks wore Amethyst as amulets and made drinking vessels decorated in them to prevent themselves from being intoxicated.
- In the Middles Ages, it was considered a symbol of royalty and a “cardinal gem” and was used to decorate English regalia.
- The ancient saint St. Valentine, the patron of love, wore an Amethyst ring carved with a cupid. Hence, why it is also the birthstone for February.
- Tibetans have always considered Amethyst to be sacred to the Buddha and make prayer beads from it.
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Amethyst’s Spiritual Meaning
Amethyst crystals are exceptional for providing spiritual protection, inner strength, and clarity of mind, making them a classic meditation tool.
They are said to be beneficial to your environment, working to purify any space of negative vibrations.
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