Saturday, February 9, 2013

February Birthstone - Amethyst

February's birthstone is Amethyst. It is an interesting stone that has a history I'm sure most people don't realize:

Amethyst Gemstone Meaning
Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve is called amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to instill a sober mind. The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness" and amethyst is believed to protect one from poison.

Power Stone
It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache.

Protection Stone
Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst guard against guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.

Whether you are wearing it for protection or power, its beauty is always fashionable!

Amethyst Cubic Zirconia and Gold Earrings

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