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The Ultimate Guide to February’s Birthstone

Birthstones are gemstones that represent the month of a person’s birth – possessing attributes that are unique to each gemstone, the countless myths and legends associated with them appeal to audiences around the world.

If you were born in February, your birthstone is Amethyst.

Fine jewellery and engagement ring experts at Steven Stone have revealed everything you need to know about the stone.

What do we know about Amethyst?

Amethyst is a precious stone consisting of a violet or purple variety of quartz. Considered one of the most powerful and protective stones, it’s the most popular variety of quartz crystals and frequently used in jewellery and for healing purposes.

The violet stone has been sought after throughout the ages for its stunning colours and ability to stimulate the mind and emotions. 

Amethyst became the gemstone of the Catholic Church, with many bishops and cardinals still wearing it today. A large number of relics from the Middle Ages are lined with amethyst crystals, even though they were quite rare in those days.

The purple crystal is also the traditional gift for a couple’s 33rd wedding anniversary because 33 is the number of divine protection.

What does Amethyst symbolise?

This birthstone is believed to inspire creativity and awaken dulled imagination.

Natural amethyst stones are connected to the third eye and crown chakras. Said to be the stone of the mind, its purple colour has long been a symbol of peace, cleansing and calming energy. Wearing amethyst jewellery is said to strengthen relationships and give you courage.

The precious stones crystals represent purification and connection to spiritual and divine beings. The meaning of amethyst is attached to serenity, understanding, trust and grace. Many cultures have linked spiritual overtones to the popular gem.

Healing properties

Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its healing powers.

Amethyst regulates the body’s immune system and metabolism while increasing hormone production. It improves the body’s ability to fight cancer, stimulates the immune system, and eases discomfort. It also assists in tissue regeneration and eliminates cancerous tumors. 

It’s also believed that Amethysts relieves stress and can help with headaches. It can improve hearing problems and lessens swelling, bruising, and trauma. Amethyst can also treat gastrointestinal issues, skin problems, cellular diseases, and respiratory tract illnesses.

Association with royalty

Amethyst traditionally represents the privilege of royalty. Worn by Kings and the Clergy throughout history, it was once more value than a diamond.

One of the boldest jewels that Princess Diana ever wore was an elaborate gold, silver, amethyst and diamond pendant is in the shape of a cross – the piece recently sold at a Sotheby’s auction for a staggering £163,800. The winning bid went to Kim Kardashian.

At the beginning of the 18th century, Queen Charlotte of England owned a magnificent amethyst bracelet which was, at the time, valued at £2,000.

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