Birthstone for February - Amethyst

Amethyst today is a semi-precious stone, but to the ancients it was a Precious Stone, at times in history worh as much as a Diamond ! It has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god & is the traditional birthstone of that month. It is the stone of St. Valentine & faithful love & carries the energy of fire, passion, creativity & spirituality.  Amethyst is a variety of Quartz found around the world & forms as transparent crystals of all sizes, in geodes, clusters & as long single points. The presence of manganese in clear Quartz produces Amethyst & additional amounts of iron vary the purple coloration. The name Amethyst comes from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated" & from an ancient legend - The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult & determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess & was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue.
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Lilac Burst Ring - VR718
Centre Stage Ring - VR716
Blenheim Ring - VR711
Starburst Ring - VR508
Gemstone Bloom Earrings - VE696
Gemstone Lotus Earrings - VE693
Rainforest Pendant - VP439
Laria Bracelet - VBRC303
Floral Moss Pendant -VP434
Green Spirit Pendant - VP432
Amma Earrings - VE559AM
Cordelia Ring - VR490
Jameela Ring - VR488
Amethyst Gatsby Earrings - SE5253
Amethyst Gatsby Necklace - SCHN1189
Pop Earrings (Amethyst) - VE503
Petal Pool Ring - SR2221
Amethyst Libra Earrings - VE215am
South Sea Island Bracelet - SBRC835
Nefertari ring - VR473
Trinny Earrings - VE647
Purple Fig Ring - VR466
Katerina Bracelet - VBRC284
Lana Earrings - VE558AM
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