February Birthstone – Amethyst

The amethyst is a purple quartz, and is a perfect combination of oval and red color, and can be found almost anywhere on earth.

The name amethyst is believed to have originated in the word “dream” because it was attributed to the qualities of ensuring good dreams. The name amethyst comes from a greek word meaning “not drunk.”

The amethyst, is a compound of quartz— the second most common substance on the earth’s shell. the amethyst receives its color from radiation, iron inclusions and the presence of other elements. the hardness of the amethyst (7 on the moh scale) is the same as the hardness of quartz, making it long-lasting and a good choice for jewellery placement.

Although the amethyst is usually identified by its purple color, it can actually be found in a variety of shades ranging from pinkish purple to deep purple, which looks more like blue or red, depending on the lighting.

Sometimes the same stone may contain layers or changes in color, so the way it is cut has a huge impact in terms of the appearance and final color of the finished stone.

The amethyst usually appears inside fractures in granite rocks found anywhere in the world including the united states, brazil, zambia and canada.

The amethyst is not just the birthstone for february but is often gifted to celebrate the 6th and 17th wedding anniversary.

Purported Energetic Properties

“Strengthens willpower, self-control, courage and intuition, reduces anger, irritability and fears. encourages good dreams and restful sleep. provides general protection.”

Purported Health Properties

Overall beneficial for mental balance and physical health. Helps relieves headaches and balances metabolic system, improves hearing.

At Kanjimull and Sons – diamond jewellers, you can find the amethyst in a variety of colors. Get it placed it in any jewelry, depending on your requirement and according to the appropriate size.

Contact Us , and we will be happy to provide you with advice regarding diamond jewellery or gemstones, and a unique design that will combine the perfect gemstone for you.

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