Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Celebrate February with Amethyst!

As most of us know - amethyst is February's birthstone. The colors range from a light, almost clear purple, to some that are so dark, they look indigo. It is a beautiful member of the quartz family.

Did you know there is more to amethyst than just it's beautiful color and February? It is said that amethyst is the 'sobriety stone'. It was crushed into a powder and added to liquid to protect against drunkenness.  The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness" and amethyst is believed to protect one from poison.

It is a bringer of peace, and worn by some to repel guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception, see where the peace comes in. :)

Click the picture to go to my Etsy.com store to see more amethyst jewelry and formations!!!

I love amethyst whether set in jewelry, tumbled and in my pocket, or as a formation on my mantle, don't you :)

This has always been one of my favorites, and I am not even a February baby....hrm, I am an October baby, let's see...count back 9 mo....OMG! in a way, I am a February baby :)