“Amethyst The Birthstone of February”

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Published: 06th February 2017
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Did you know that birthstones by tradition are actually society based? In fact They often reflect some what polished traditions from today's society .

The Gregorian calendar has poems that match each month with its birthstone. The author is unknown and they are the stones of each month for the traditional English speaking country's. Or societies. They were published way back in 1870. Who thought? For February it says
in the poem" The February-born shall find Sincerity and peace of mind,Freedom from passion and from care,If they an amethyst will wear."

The birthstone of Pisces and the month of February. Amethyst has been a sot after gem for centuries. Also very interesting is that the amethyst is the stone for the 6th wedding anniversary. What's even more interesting is The stone is included in royal collections all over the world, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels. The Smithsonian has an amethyst that weighs 400 pounds! Ancient civilizations prized the stone more than many gems, which today, enjoy more recognition and value, including the Sapphire and the Ruby.

In the days of old,, Amethyst saw its place in the Christian church, worn on Bishops' rings. The royal purple color used to symbolize Christ. Saint Valentine was thought to wear a ring set with an antique Amethyst carved with an image of Cupid. The stone is also a symbol of Saint Matthias. The twelfth foundation of the Holy City was built of amethyst. In the past, true amethyst was valued equally with the diamond.

The Amethyst has had many fine qualities so to speak, throughout history, and all of them are good to have. Among them to say just a few, It controls evil thoughts, quicken intelligence, make a shrewd man in business, preserve soldiers from battle wounds, aid the warrior to victory, help the hunter in search of his game, protect the wearer from contagious diseases, and put demons to flight if the figure of a bear is inscribed on the Jewell. Some of the other good qualities of the Amethyst are. Chastity, sobriety, and control over one's thoughts were all attributes heightened by wearing the stone. The gem would guard against the anger of passion and the violent or base nature of its wearer. The stone encouraged calm, bravery, and contemplation.
Amethyst has stood for humility and modesty. Throughout the ages, powerful and rich monarchs have used Amethyst as a symbol of royalty, Amethysts even decorate the British Crown Jewels. . It must be purple to be amethyst, but it can display a range of shades including deep purple, light lilac, lavender and mauve. Top quality amethyst is a deep medium purple with rose-colored flashes. Its purple color made it a stone of royalty for many thousands of years. After all what color do you think of when thinking of royalty? Royal Purple of coarse . I picture a vintage glass of fine wine. Since the Amethyst has so many attributes shouldn't we all have a little royalty in our life? Even if our birthday isn't in February?

Author Frankie Sue Newell
Resource:The royal purple of the gemstone can be very stunning at

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