The amethyst was a much preferred gemstone of royalty down through the
centuries and was included in many gemstone collections of nobles and the rich. It is prominently included in the
British Crown jewels.
There is also mention of amethyst along with many other gemstones in the Christian bible. The
amethyst is listed as one of the gems in Aaron's breastplate, and again it is mentioned in revelations in reference
to the Holy City.
The gem was credited for putting the wearer in a chaste state of mind and became a symbol of
piety and trust. For this reason the amethyst gained prominence and was included in the ornaments of the Catholic
clergy, and was often the stone of bishops and cardinals.
Amethyst The February Birthstone
This violet stone, the amethyst, is the February birthstone. When worn as a birthstone it is
beli eved to keep the wearer financially secure and have a calming effect on the nerves. In order to do this the
amethyst must touch the wearers skin so it might be worn as a wh gold amethyst,pink tourmaline & diamond
pendant or as a bracelet.
the gemstone's name came from the Greek and it's meaning is 'not drunken'. It was often used in
centuries past as an antidote to drunkeness. It would be ground and added to food or drink as an antidote. In many
cases, the drinking vessels were made from amethyst and thought to prevent drunkeness.
Amethyst is a variety of quartz and it's purple coloration comes in many shades from light to a
more intense purple coloration. It is found in many places around the world. The amethyst is unique, in that
skilled experts can tell from the specific features of the gem what area it originated from, and even sometimes the
Amethyst stone hardness and care
The hardness of this precious gemstone makes it a fairly durable stone, resistant to cracking,
chipping or breaking. Precautions do need to be taken against exposure to intense sunlight and heat. don't clean in
an ultrasonic cleaner.
The availability of amethyst makes it a very affordable gemstone in most cases. There are
numerous settings in yellow gold, white gold, or silver. Amethyst in wh gold amethyst & diamond earrings
a pendant in white gold makes a stunning combination and will provide you a gemstone in an affordable price
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