Amethyst - Birthstone of FebruaryThursday, January 31, 2013
The name is said to derive from the Greek wordamethystos, which loosely translates as 'not drunken', which in turn is believed to originate from the Greek legend of Dionysus, the god of wine and mischief.
It was believed that wearing Amethyst would prevent you from suffering the adverse effects of excessive alcohol consumption - so, in order to prevent intoxication, drinks were often taken from Amethyst-encrusted goblets.
The birthstone for February, amethyst jewelry is often given as a 6th wedding anniversary gift.
Amethyst works emotionally and spiritually by providing patience, balance, calmness, and peace.
Considered a protection stone, it is believed to attract strength and offer protection from bad dreams, stress and the draining of energy.
Saskia B. Emerald Cut Ring, Purple Amethyst
Faceted amethyst ring in 18 karat yellow gold vermeil on sterling silver from Astley Clarke Color.
This unusual ring features inverted set trillion cut amethyst in 18 karat yellow gold vermeil on sterling silver. Available from Astley Clarke, this gemstone stacking ring would make a treasured gift.
We see Amethyst mostly in purplish colors, but they come in other tones as well, see here a green one.
Theo Fennell is a British jewellery and silverware designer whose pieces have been captivating the world for over 25 years. Theo takes his inspiration from anything and everything and his collections are designed to be uplifting, delicate, wearable and sentimental.
Find January's birthstone, the Garnet HERE