Whether you are young or old, a male or a female, the one thing that every person has in common is that everyone has a unique birthstone that is associated with their birth month. So, whether you were born in the cold months of January or the warms of July, you have a unique birthstone to your name. Your birthstone is said to have some effect on your personality, and wearing them may influence your life in a positive way.
For people who are born in the month of February, their birthstone is Amethyst. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed Amethyst to be a gemstone that was effective in warding off the evil, and it is also thought to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. The gem is known to have been associated with many myths and legends, as well as in a few religions around the world as well. This gem is an ancient stone and can be traced back to 25000 years when it was first discovered in France. Back then, it was used as a decorative stone. It has also been found in the remains of the Neolithic man. It’s also believed that the signet ring worn by Cleopatra was made out of amethyst. It is also believed that Saint Valentine wore an amethyst engraved with the figure of a cupid.
Amethyst is known for, not only, it’s a beautiful color that ranges from faint mauve to rich purple, but it’s also available in a variety of different shapes and sizes, which makes it more affordable for the masses. Early Egyptians believed that the amethyst possessed good powers, and placed the stone in the tombs of pharaohs. It is also believed that amethyst has healing powers and can protect its wearer from having bad dreams.
Amethyst’s natural purple color compliments both warm and cool colors, and so it can be set in both white and yellow metals. Although under some circumstances, the stone is known to have changed colors from purple to green when subjected to heat, but even without heating, the vibrant color of amethyst fades over time.
Nevertheless, the stone has a rich history and is an eye-catching gemstone that is sure to show off whatever you decide to wear from your wardrobe. It makes for a beautiful gift and is sure to be a great addition to anyone’s jewelry collection.