Amethyst – Birthstone for February

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February’s birthstone is Amethyst, a violet variety of quartz.  The name comes from the Ancient Greek  a- (“not”) and  μέθυστοςméthystos (“intoxicated”), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkeness.  It is understood the Greeks wore Amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with it in the belief it would prevent intoxication.

Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace.

Amethyst is used as a benefit when dealing with legal problems and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance.  Amethyst is said to aid creative thinking and spiritual awareness and is a a protective stone.

Wearing Amethyst is said to give you courage, dreams, happiness, health/healing, love and peace.

Take a look at the Amethyst jewellery available on Tina Jewellery.  We’re sure you’ll find something for yourself or as an Amethyst birthstone for February present.

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