Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Feburary Birthstone - Amethyst


Amethyst is the birthstone for February. It is a crystalline quartz gemstone in shades of purple, lilac or mauve.  The word amethyst comes from Greek, meaning "without drunkenness" and amethyst was worn as a guard against drunkenness and to instill a sober mind. It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.




Amethyst is the birthstone for those people born in the month of January or February and for Pisces (those born between February 21 – March 20), particularly those who many wish to obtain professional advancement and long life. It ensures them material and financial gains. 



Locations: Amethyst is found in alluvial deposits or in geodes. Some of the largest geodes containing amethyst are in Brazil. Amethyst from the Urals (Russia) has a reddish tinge; Canadian amethyst is violet. Other locations include Sri Lanka, India, Uruguay, Madagascar, USA, Germany, Australia, Namibia and Zambia, Uruguay, Mexico, Western Australia, and Morocco. 




Beliefs about Amethyst: 
  • The Greeks believed that the wearers of this gem would be blessed with happiness and unending love and affection, and enjoy protection from excessive dangers from indulgences like intoxication, temptations to go in for excessive involvements, drugging etc. 
  • Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst guard against guilty and fearful feelings.
  • The amethyst is known as the Bishop's Stone and is still worn by Catholic Bishops. The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. 



Amethyst Properties:

  • Amethyst is an excellent all-purpose stone
  • Amethyst is associated with the Crown Chakra: Placed on the crown chakra during meditation, amethyst increases concentration and confidence in life.
  • The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. 
  • It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.
  • Gemstone to bring spirituality and contentment in your life giving you strength, inspiration, and a sense of true peace
  • Gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy.
  • Connect with angels, enhance telepathy and other psychic abilities
  • Excellent for meditation, dream work and past life work
  • Beneficial when dealing with legal issues and money problems, and can lead to prosperity and abundance
  • Use it when you are depressed to bring happiness
  • Good protection stone for travelers







Amethyst Properties:

  • The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. 
  • It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.
  • Amethyst is associated with the Crown Chakra: Placed on the crown chakra during meditation, amethyst increases concentration and confidence in life.
  • Excellent for meditation, dream work and past life work
  • Amethyst is the gemstone to bring spirituality and contentment in your life giving you strength, inspiration, and a sense of true peace
  • Amethyst is the gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy.
  • Connect with angels, enhance telepathy and other psychic abilities
  • Beneficial when dealing with legal issues and money problems, and can lead to prosperity and abundance
  • Use it when you are depressed to bring happiness
  • A good protection stone for travelers


Amethyst Healing Powers:

  • Put an amethyst under your pillow to promote healthy sleep and help fight insomnia
  • Use amethyst to help improve concentration 
  • Rubbing it across your forehead can offer relief from a headache
  • It is a great stone for general healing and strengthening the immune system
  • Amethyst is an excellent stone for anyone seeking freedom from any kind of addictions
  • Amethyst is used for problems in the blood and in breathing problems. 
  • Amethyst crystal clusters are used to keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive.
By Linda Blatchford, dba LinorStore, Linda B's Jewelry

33 comments:

  1. I love your Birthstone series, Linda ... you do such an awesome job!

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  2. Amethyst is such a beautiful color! Wonderful information! thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. Wonderful facts about Amethyst, it is my birthstone and I love it :) thank you writing these series they are very informative thank you for including my diamond bracelet in your post today ;)

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  4. Thank you Linda for sharing this. Amethyst is a beautiful stone.

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  5. Great information about the amethyst. I had no idea. It will inspire me to incorporate the gems into my jewelry. Thank you!

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  6. I LOVE PURPLES!!!! these are great items and a great birthstone!

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  7. ooh - I love amethyst! Thanks for the interesting post and lovely items featured. (including my lavender card, lol!)

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  8. Linda, such a fantastic job yet again. Thank you for including my bath salts amongst all these beauties!

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  9. Thank you for continuing your birthstone series. I love all the information.

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  10. Wow.... Linda fantastic information! Love your great blog posts on the birthstones. This one on amethyst is excellent.

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  11. Very interesting facts! Had no idea the amethyst had so many hidden powers. Great post!

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  12. Very interesting facts! Had no idea the amethyst had so many hidden powers. Great post!

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  13. Amethyst is such a beautiful Crystal

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  14. thats my stone :) Awesome info Thank you

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  15. Great reading! Purple is my favorite color:) Jill's bracelet looks amazing!

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  16. Great job, Linda. You've provided a wealth of information. ♥

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  17. Beautiful items! Thank you for the informative post!

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  20. Amethyst is one of my fav stones. So pretty, you have some lovely finds in this post! Great information on Amethyst Properties.

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  21. Unique Cozy Treasures - Thank you for the interesting information!

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  22. I love finding out about different information thanks for the interesting info!

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  23. It's truly my pleasure to do these, it's so fun! I'm working on researching Aquamarine already.

    Thanks for your kind comments.

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  24. This was so interesting! Those properties are amazing - I think I need more amethyst! Thanks for blog post.

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  25. Very informative. Thanks for including my wine charms!

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  26. My hubby's favorite stone! So interesting to learn about it. I need it for insomnia and headaches!

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  27. Amethyst is one of my favorite stones and colors! Thanks for sharing this great article! *Ü*

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  28. I love amethyst, such a royal stone. I always think of Elizabeth Taylor, her amethyst jewelry collection was breathtaking.

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  29. Love this stone, sometimes wish it were my birthstone, so I could get more gifts including amethyst!

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  30. I always love your birthstone blog posts. Thank you!

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