Amethyst February Gemstone

 

Amethyst is quartz that is worldwide known for its rich violet, purple color shade and its healing abilities. Amethyst occurs into a color range from a pale pinkish to dark purplish violet color. Light colored Amethyst is also called Cape Amethyst due to its color shade.

Amethyst is quartz that is worldwide known for its rich violet, purple color shade and its healing abilities. Amethyst occurs into a color range from a pale pinkish to dark purplish violet color. Light colored Amethyst is also called Cape Amethyst due to its color shade.

“Amethyst” actually came from, the Greek word “amethustos”, means "without being drunken". It joins life to new life, and makes the great circle of life complete once again. It captures the dying rays of the sun, and sends the message that winter is arriving. Amethyst colored crystals empower creativity, perception, self knowledge and insight abilities of the mind.

Amethyst is the Birthstone for February. So it is considered more powerful and effective for those people who born in February.

This strong gemstone connects starting to ends. It has the ability to complete great circle of life once again. It basically captures the dying rays of the sun. Thus, this way amethyst is also called color of creativity.

Amethyst is considered as a quite harder and durable gemstone due to its hardness score on Mohs scale. This gemstone has a hardness of 7 on Mohs scale. Due to this score of hardness, it is used in making every desirable type of jewelries like earrings, pendants, necklaces, rings, bracelets and many more.

Historic value of Amethyst

Amethyst is very much popular in history also. Its historic value is the same as its usefulness and popularity. According to Roman myth Bacchus, the Roman God of Intoxication was having a maiden name “Amethyst”. He refused his affections. Amethyst worshipped the God to remain chaste. His humble prayer was heard by Goddess of Chest Diana, by transforming herself into a white stone. Humbled by the prayer of Amethyst’s last desire to remain virgin, Bacchus poured his wine over the stone as an offering, dyeing the crystal purple.

This story demonstrates the basis of the belief that Amethyst prevents drunkenness. It is believed that, the body would be protected from intoxication by using the drink, made out of Amethyst.

PROPERTIES OF GEMSTONE

Amethyst has many healing and spiritual properties. It has an ability to enhance the creativity of the mind. It makes strong the imagination, intuition and also enhances the thinking capability of the mind.

It uses for making strong concentration, focus and provide success in every field to its possessor. In many places it is also called “Artist’s stone, the composer’s stone, the inventor’s stone and many more creative people’s stone.” Amethyst also gives mental peace to its possessor and activates spiritual awareness, opens intuitions and enhances psychic abilities.

Natural Amethyst is more useful and powerful than heat-treated Amethyst. Actually Birthstones may lose their properties and healing power during the heat process. One fascinating thing is that the Amethyst changes its color on being heated. At 250 degree smoky stones transforms their color from shining yellow to brownish-red, whilst clear ones, with high transparency become yellow or colorless at 400 degree temperature.