If you are a February baby, the Amethyst stone is a perfect birthstone filled with rich history and meaning.
Amethyst is often associated with qualities of peace, courage and stability which is often needed at this time of the year once the busy season settles down.
It is said that not only those born in February but those who associate themselves with Amethyst stones will also reap and enjoy the many benefits that this stone will bring.
Read on to find out all about the very popular Amethyst gemstone…
What is the history behind Amethyst gemstones?
Amethyst jewellery has been found and dated as early as 2000 BC and over the years has been associated with many myths, legends, religions and numerous cultures.
Due to their grape-like colour, ancient Greeks associated these gems with the wine god, Bacchus. They believed that by wearing an Amethyst it would protect you from drunkenness, with its name derived from the word amethystos meaning “not drunk”.
Amethyst was believed to ‘keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted’ by ancient Greeks and Romans.
Russia was a major source of Amethyst until the 19th century where large deposits were found in Brazil, today the most important source of amethyst is Africa and South America alongside Brazil.
The meaning behind Amethyst
Amethyst is one of the few stones that are as useful today as they were in the ancient world.
Amethyst is most known for providing strength to individuals, by promoting calmness, balance and peace it allows more room for an individual to grow and become stronger intellectually.
Amethyst is believed to help you develop an ability to think clearly and not be clouded with any emotion or outside aspects that would affect your everyday judgement.
Amethyst helps you build the skill to analyse emotions and understand how to overcome difficult situations where your emotions would be at their highest.
How will Amethyst help you grow?
Due to their ability to cut through difficult situations and understand what you are going through, they help make it possible to get through any difficult situations you might come across, making the process as painless as possible.
Amethyst is said to bring emotional stability and inner strength for all aspects of your life. It is considered an energising healer on not only an emotional level but a physical level too where it can help strengthen aspects of your body that may be underworking.
It is most associated with building up your immune system whereby it will help you overcome illnesses by providing a speedy recovery.
How to get the most out of your Amethyst stone
Amethyst is one of the most popular crystals in jewellery, many will wear it due to its association with luxury as deep purples are associated with royalty, but this is not the only reason it should be worn!
As Amethyst is known for its strength and protection, it is the perfect stone to have with you at all times, wearing it is a great option to harness its energy for protection and safety while traveling daily.
Providing clarity, amethyst does wonders when placed in any place you do work with your brain such as a working desk or on your bookshelf where you might read.