The February-born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they an amethyst will wear.
From light pinkish violet to a deep dark purple, its often said that the Greeks believed these beautiful stones could prevent intoxication hence the name; the word amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystos” meaning “not intoxicated”!
I'm not sure you'd want to rely on this particular property of the stone on a night out though.
I don't think they were just referring to the booze - rather thinking of amethyst as an amulet to keep yourself from going overboard in any aspect of your life.
Helping you keep that balance in your life.
Living rather than just existing.
Crystal healers say that amethyst has a high vibration which can help block negative energies and promote wisdom and tranquility.
Amethyst is perfect for:
- February birthdays
- 6th Anniversaries
- Your valentine
- Anyone craving more balance in their life
- Artistic souls
Because of their beautiful colour and relative hardness, amethysts have been used in jewellery for many hundreds of years, in fact beads of amethyst have been found in Anglo-Saxon graves.
But although it is quite a hard stone it's still only 1/15 the strength of a diamond.
You can clean your amethyst safely with warm (not hot) soapy water, with a rub of a microfibre cloth or air dry.