Birthstone of the Month – February

February 2, 2012 at 7:30 am Leave a comment

For those born in the month of February … Amethyst is the official birthstone.

the story behind amethyst …

“Amethyst (pronounced am-eh-thist) crystals grow on the inside surface of agate geodes. While the crystals themselves may grow to be several inches, the geodes containing the amethyst crystals often reach several feet in height. This majestic gemstone ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender depending on the presence of manganese and iron. Amethyst can also appear reddish-purple or yellow-purple depending on the combination of minerals present in the clear quartz.

Make a royal statement! This regal gemstone traditionally adorned the robes and crowns of rich and powerful monarchs.

Leonardo Da Vinci once wrote that amethyst holds the power to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken one’s intelligence. Healers have been using amethyst to increase their psychic abilities and intuition for centuries. Cross-culturally, this popular gemstone was used as a symbol of peace and unification. It is also thought to evoke feelings of serenity and calmness in those who wear it. ”

(as quoted from FireMountainGems)

Amethyst can be found in a number of Peacock & Lime pieces, such as the uluwatu wrap bracelet & lampwork/amethyst earrings.

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