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February’s birthstone, the alluring Amethyst’s rich purple hues have been admired and coveted over a millennia and will no doubt lure you towards an exuberant soiree!!! But have no fear as it apparently will protect the wearer from drunkenness!! Did you know that Amethyst is derived from the Greek “Methustos” meaning intoxicated! No wonder Royalty from around the world prize Amethyst in their collections!

Healing Properties:
Aside from protection against Bacchanalian revelry, Amethyst is a mightily powerful and protective stone. It relieves stress whilst enhancing motivation and focus stimulating the mind to prosperity.

Potted History & Magical Myths:
Greek Mythology really was the original Mills & Boon and love them we do especially when it comes to Amethyst a beautifully bewitching young virgin who incurred the drunken wrath of the Greek Gold Dionysus (talk about literally the grapes of wrath)!! Amethyst asked the Goddess Diana for help but instead she turned the beauty in a white shimmering stone, Quartz. Dionysus upon hearing the news cried great tears of sorrow into his goblet of red wine, and so full it became it spilled onto the stone turning it from white to purple. Not quite the Hollywood ending one was expecting but nonetheless St Valentine seized upon the story and wore an Amethyst ring carved with Cupid’s image.
Birthstone: February
Wedding_Anniversary: 6th & 17th Wedding Anniversary
Colour: Purple
Origin: Africa, South America
Chemical_Formula: SiO₂
Mineral: Beryl
MOHS: Hardness Scale 5.5 - 6.5
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