Amethyst is February's beautiful birthstone.
Amethyst comes in a variety of coloring from gray-orchid to red-purple. Those who possess an Amethyst generally want to show it off, to wear it and let it sparkle for all the world to see. Those who love Amethyst seem to want more than one. Amethyst promotes loyalty.
The Amethyst throughout History
Ancient Chaldeans used the beautiful stone to make seals, as did the Egyptians and Greeks. Egyptians used the stone as protection from treachery and surprise attacks while traveling. Jewish priests wore it to symbolize spiritual power. In the 1600’s, Amethysts were considered as valuable as diamonds. Tsar Alexis of Russia, had a throne set with over 1,000 Amethysts.
Amethyst was also considered to be a very powerful psychic stone to safeguard against witchcraft and black magic. It was said that Amethysts would lose their color and turn very pale if placed near an angry, threatening person.
Uses for Amethyst
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Sardonyx and Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Opal
November - Citrine
December - Turquoise
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