Amethyst – February’s Birthstone

Beliefs, Mythology

Amethyst is thought give courage. Ancient Greeks used it to protect against drunkenness or intoxication and that it helped keep a balanced, tranquil mind.

Color

Amethyst is a variety of Quartz with a brilliant purple color ranging from deep violet and red to a light lilac tint. Purple was anciently associated with royalty and was often used in the jewelry and/or garments worn by monarchy.

Etymology

Amethyst literally means “Non-intoxicating.” This stems from the beliefs noted above that it would protect the wearer from intoxication.

Hardness

7

World Application

Jewelry

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Amethyst - February's Birthstone