FEBRUARY IS AMETHYST MONTH

Be the energy you want others to absorb
— A.D. Posey

Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February and the zodiac birthstone for Pisces. It is also the gemstone assigned to 6th and 7th year wedding anniversaries. Its deep saturating purple color represents creativity, wisdom, dignity, peace, mystery, independence and magic.

Our “Purple Power” feature on Instagram . Amethyst rings by  I Spy Artisan Jewelry ,  Airy Heights Design  and  Kristen Baird®   Amethyst crystal used in this editorial curation discovered on  tumblr

Our “Purple Power” feature on Instagram. Amethyst rings by I Spy Artisan Jewelry, Airy Heights Design and Kristen Baird®

Amethyst crystal used in this editorial curation discovered on tumblr

 

One of the worlds most beloved and cherished stones, amethyst has a deep and long history. Valued by the Ancient Greeks and Romans, amethyst symbolized luxury and royalty. It was often found in crowns and rings and also in scepters. Before its discovery in Brazil, amethyst was considered to be one the world’s most valued gemstones.

The origin of Amethyst came from the word meaning “Ametusthos”, a Greek word translated to mean “not intoxicated”. The ancients believed that drinking wine from an amethyst vessel would prevent intoxication.

Amethyst symbolizes wealth, happiness and deep love. It is also thought to ward off negativity and heightens intelligence and is considered a visionary stone. In the spiritual realm, it is thought to open the third eye and lead to clarity of thought and enlightenment.


Amethyst and Teal Diamond Ring by  J.Noelle

Amethyst and Teal Diamond Ring by J.Noelle

Amethyst Squid Studs by  J.Noelle

Amethyst Squid Studs by J.Noelle

 

Amethyst is the most valued member of the quartz family. While it must be purple to qualify as an amethyst, other shades can range from light lilac to mauve.

 
14K Amethyst Stacking Band by  Heidi Kingman

14K Amethyst Stacking Band by Heidi Kingman

 
 
Amethyst Cuff with Pave Diamonds by  GemDrop

Amethyst Cuff with Pave Diamonds by GemDrop

 

Amethyst is a great amplifier and has positive effects by boosting mood and enhancing creativity. It is believed to ward off anxiety and fear.

Amethyst and Clear Quartz Layered Pendant by  LoriAnn Jewelry

Amethyst and Clear Quartz Layered Pendant by LoriAnn Jewelry

 
And all the woods are alive with the murmur and sound of Spring .And the rose-bud breaks into pink on the climbing briar.And the crocus-bed is a quivering moon of fire .Girdled round with the belt of an amethyst ring
— Oscar Wilde