YOUR STORY - The Protective (birthstone) Amethyst
Those born in the year’s shortest month may call the beautiful Amethyst their birthstone. According to ancient Greeks and Romans this purple beauty protects the wearer from drunkenness. Is your birtstone february? That might just come in handy after a very dry January!
The Amethyst is a variety of quartz that carries a spectacular purple colour that ranges from a light lilac hue to a blend of deep violet and red. The largest Amethyst concentrations are found in volcanic rocks all over the world. However, the largest deposits are located in Brazil and Uruguay. Prior to South America's rise as the top producer, most commercially is actually mined Amethysts came from Russia and Siberia.
The ancient Greeks and Romans believed Amethyst would ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus and keep the wearer quick-witted and clear-headed. Also, it is said to help you keep a balanced mindset and to stimulate and soothe you. The stone carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality.
For ages, Amethyst has been associated with numerous myths and legends as well as religions in different cultures. On top of that, Ayurvedic medicine practitioners claim the stone has some unique physical healing properties. It may enhance the immune system, regulate hormones and improve the skin’s condition. Even more special to have Amethyst as your birthstone!
Then for its splendid colour and powers, it is widely available in different shapes and sizes. As a result, it makes it quite an affordable choice. Amethyst complements both warm and cool colours and matches yellow, rose and white gold for instance. Therefore this precious gemstone will complement your outfit any day.
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