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Discover Amethyst - The February Birthstone

Discover Amethyst - The February Birthstone

Amethyst know-how

With fabulous purple hues, amethyst is renowned  as the February birthstone. A variety of quartz that can be found in many locations around the world, this beautiful gem can be traced back to as early as the slave trade.

Also known throughout the ages for its healing properties, amethyst is said to help calm the mind and emotions. 3000 years ago the Egyptians wore amethyst filled amulets as a method of protection against evil, whilst the famous greefks wore it with the belief that it would prevent being drunk. 

A precious purple stone once worth as much as a diamond, it is now commonly used in a range of jewelry settings and is widely known as the birthstone of February.

Amethyst birthstone Necklace in white gold

How to rock Amethyst

Amethysts tone creates an incredibly versatile gemstone. It can be worn with both cool and warm tones and works equally well in a range of metals, including yellow gold, rose gold and white gold.

Bold and dignitfied in hue, amethyst can make for the perfect statement piece. Choose an oval cut for a larger stone that’s sure to get people’s undivided attention or opt for something with added blink.

For a more subtle addition to your attire choose a simple design like these amethyst stud earrings or this elegant pendant necklace.

 

Amethyst uses

If want to try out the reported healing benefits of amethysts for yourself, here are several you can incorporate them into your life:

  • Carry a small amethyst crystal in your pocket or purse.
  • Wear jewelry made from amethysts, such as a necklace, bracelet, or ring.
  • Place amethyst crystals or geodes in your home.

Alternative medicine practitioners may us gemstone and other crystals in healing by placing them around the body. Or, they might place them on the parts of the body associated with different energy paths.

Other ways to use gemstones include:

  • carrying them with you
  • drinking from crystal-infused water bottles (best to purchase from a trusted manufacturer)
  • manifesting, such as holding the crystal and speaking a wish or hope
  • meditating
  • placing them in a bath (just make sure the crystal can be in water)

Because crystals are said to absorb energy, it’s recommended that you cleanse after use.

 

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