February Birthstone is Amethyst
The Amethyst has a beautiful Purple color and is composed of #quartz, which is the second most abundant material found in the Earth’s crust. Amethyst gets its color from irradiation, iron impurities and the presence of trace elements which makes it a durable and lasting option for jewelry.
Amethyst often occurs in geodes or in the cavities of granitic rocks. It can be found all over the world.
Amethyst is known to have a calming effect. It is said that it can help improve one’s #cerebral-thought.
It’s believed that Amethyst crystal is a natural stress reliever that encourages inner strength and peace. Amethyst crystals are said to bring wealth and invoke a strong business sense to its owner, making them good crystals to keep in your office.
The stone is included in royal collections all over the world, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels. The Smithsonian has an amethyst that weighs 400 pounds.
Saint Valentine was thought to wear a ring set with an antique Amethyst carved with an image of Cupid.
It was also one of the twelve precious stones in the high priest’s breastplate. The twelfth foundation of the Holy City was built of amethyst.
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