Amethyst – February's Calming Birthstone
The Birthstone of February and St. Valentine
Amethyst February’s birthstone, is a gorgeous light pink to purple gemstone. However, its colour can vary sometimes to even green, such as in our green and purple amethyst rings. Often associated with pure love, Amethyst is the perfect gem for February & Valentines Day. Unsurprisingly, it’s said that St Valentine wore an amethyst jewellery ring, with a carving of Cupids face in the stone!
In Greek amethyst literally means ‘not-intoxicated’, and was thought to stop the wearer from getting drunk and over-indulging. Which would have been nice to know back at Christmas time! Maybe consider a pair of this February’s birthstone earrings, such as these Amethyst gold hoop earrings. Certainly, it would’ve helped with having that last glass of wine… Many consider Amethyst as a gemstone that can calm the mind. This is perfect for any with a busy post-Christmas workload.
Sooth Your Mind With Amethyst Jewellery...
Amethyst has long been associated with connecting the divine and the physical. Consequently, it is the perfect gemstone for anyone seeking to be more in touch with their spiritual side. Due to its purple hue, amethyst jewellery is thought to be connected with the third eye and crown chakra.
Similarly, Buddhist monks often use amethyst beads in meditation practice. Perhaps an Amethyst pendant, such as this Amethyst wand necklace will help you in your meditative or yogic pursuits. However, amethyst has many more properties:
The wearer will be calmed producing soothing dreams and making one more in touch with the divine.
Amethyst can ward off evil thoughts, giving more clarity in difficult situations allowing you to make better choices.
A greater sense of focus, preventing over-indulgence and keeping you more aware of your surroundings
Protects the crown chakra, helping to cure headaches and migraines
Thought by warriors in ancient times to enhance courage. Overall, this February birthstone can give the wearer the strength to make necessary decisions.
In summary, amethyst jewellery can be a positive influence, or a beautiful gift, for anyone. Perhaps consider an Elemental silver amethyst pendant, or a set of Sula amethyst hoop earrings. All-in-all, this is a perfect gift for a loved one, or just a much-deserved treat for yourself!