February 1, 2016
Everything you need to know about Amethysts
February is officially here! It may be the month of love, but it’s also a great time for us to welcome you to our Amethyst jewellery collection. Amethyst is the official birthstone for the month of February and it has a few other associations and mysteries that we think you’ll love.
Fast facts about Amethysts
Amethysts are the purple variety of the quartz mineral species. The distinct colour can range anything from a dark rich purple to a softer pastel hue. It is said that this boozy berry colour is the reason behind its history and association with Baccus; god of wine and frolicsome parties. In fact, there are those who believed that by wearing amethyst jewellery you could dispel feelings of drunkenness.
Leonardo Da Vinci once wrote that amethyst quickens intelligence and dispels evil thoughts.
History tells us that St Valentine, patron of love, wore an amethyst ring with the image of cupid carved on its surface.
Many years ago, amethysts were considered equal in value to rubies, emeralds and sapphires, making sense of its presence in British Royalty coronation regalia.
For those of you with an interest in the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of amethyst crystals, it useful to know that amethysts are said to have meditative and calming affects it its wearer, especially while you’re attuning to the spiritual realm.
Amethysts are also said to protect against thieves, aid in travel and for psychic protection.
And finally, we now invite you to discover our own collection of amethyst jewellery, featuring pieces from some of our favourite brands including our own.