Gemstone, Gemstone of Month

February Birthstone – Amethyst

February Birthstone – Amethyst

Amethyst

The birth signs for the month of February are Aquarius and Pisces. Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February. It is purple quartz and is a beautiful blend of violet and red. The wearers of amethyst prize the gem for its symbolism and the way it complements both warm and cool colors

History

Amethyst derives its name from Greek word amethustos, which means “intoxicated” or a remedy against drunkenness. Due to its wine-like color, early Greek mythology associated the gem with Bacchus, the god of wine. Amethyst was also believed to keep the wearer clear headed and quick witted in battle and business affairs

Hardness

Amethyst is a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Benefits

Amethyst is a beneficial stone for matters related to money or any legal issues. It is believed that it will bring abundance and prosperity. The amethyst is also used to heal personal grief and losses. It brings contentment, happiness and peacefulness. It is also used to get rid of any form of addictions like those of smoking, alcohol or even drugs. It has been popular as a ‘sobriety stone’ since the ancient times. Amethyst is also used to increase intelligence. Amethyst is an excellent calming and meditative stone which adds to the powers of concentration that helps to maintain emotional, physical and spiritual balance.

Ideal time and day to wear an Amethyst

The best day to wear an Amethyst is on Saturday. The ideal time to wear is in morning from 5 to 7.

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