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Published Sat, 27 Feb 2021
Your February Birthstone is Amethyst

Stone: Amethyst
Birthstone: Month of February and traditionally given as a gift for the 6th & 17th wedding anniversary.
Country of origin: Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, Zambia in Africa, Bolivia, United States.

About Amethyst: The amethyst is a semi-precious stone, a violet variety of a quartz.

What is the meaning of Amethyst? Often viewed as a stone of peace, the amethyst is thought to offer protection and emotional support, imbuing feelings of calmness. Astrologer, Camillo Leonardi believed the amethyst enhanced intelligence and could rid evil or negative thoughts.

What is the history of the Amethyst? The name amethyst comes from the ancient greek word amethystos, meaning not intoxicated. In ancient times Greeks wore amethysts and carved their drinking vessels from the stone, believing that it would prevent intoxication.

During the Middle Ages, royalty wore amethysts because the colour purple was associated with nobility. High-ranking priests also wore amethysts to represent piety. At this time, only people of the highest social status wore amethysts.

What is the provenance/traceability of the amethyst? We are currently working through the traceability and supply chain of these stones, watch this space.

Caring for Amethyst: Amethyst can be worn daily and cleaned with a soft brush with mild, soapy water.

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