Gemstones are one of the most beautiful and exotic minerals with lovely and royal appearance and color. Many cultures believe that gemstones have mystical and healing powers in them and they are true to some extent. Many scientists and gemmologists believe that gemstones have several medical applications that are yet to be discovered. Few gemstones are also related to each month in the calendar. And the people, who are born in that particular month, are assigned a particular gemstone that becomes their birthstone. Like Garnet for January, Aquamarine for March, etc.
But as February is here many February born people are looking for their birthstone. Most definitely you will be one of those people or maybe your loved one who is looking to buy the appropriate birthstone for February. Amethyst is the birthstone for the February born individual.
Amethyst is basically a crystal that is unique among all crystal. It also relates to the 6th and the 17th anniversary of a marriage along with being the February gemstone. The strong color of amethyst from light pink to deep purple, indigo, and violet can summon strong healing powers. And the color of Amethyst is also the reason that they are this popular.
History of Amethyst
The name Amethyst, when translated from Greek means, “A stone that protects the wearer from intoxication”. This stone has been seen in all royal collections over the world from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels. There was even an amethyst that weighted over 180 kilograms during the Smithsonian times. In olden times Christian bishops use to have amethyst on their rings. Amethyst also has several biblical references throughout history. Greeks used amethyst to embellish their cups and even wore it to protect them from getting poisoned or drunk. It was also found in the tombs of pharaohs.
Properties of Amethyst
On the Mohs scale, amethyst is a 7 in terms of hardness. It is basically just like quartz but the only difference between them is the color that is resulted due to iron and aluminium that was present when the stone was forming. Amethyst comes in dark and light shades of purple sometimes along with red dots or hues of red or blue color. Amethyst is found in the USA, Russia, Canada, India, South Korea, Brazil, and Australia. The use of amethyst dates back to 10,200 BC, the Neolithic times.
Power of Amethyst
Amethyst is helpful in improving memory, breathing problems, blood cleansing, relieving stress, and enhancing physical capabilities. It is also helpful in healing diseases related to heart and lungs. Amethyst also helps people to beat substance addiction and allows them to rehabilitate. It also reduces swellings, bruising, injuries, and heart disorders.
Significance of Amethyst
Because of amethyst’s healing capabilities, it was used as a talisman and protective jewellery in the old times. It is believed that amethyst brings wealth and peace in the home and evokes intuition that can be helpful in increasing work effectiveness. Amethyst is also believed to improve family bonding and facilitates calm and confidence for open communication. Amethyst is also believed to get rid of nightmares if placed under the pillow. Amethyst also helps the wearer to overcome fear and cravings while encouraging selflessness and spiritual wisdom.
Maybe you will be looking for Amethyst for your February born loved one or buying just as an investment, but make sure you buy natural gemstones and not the synthetic ones for a cheap prize. If you don’t find Amethyst in your nearby store then you can opt for online delivery. But make sure to buy certified gemstones online, because there are many fake services out there. Gift the perfect Amethyst to your loved one and dazzle your February born loved one.