Amethyst ~ February’s Birthstone

All About Amethyst

Amethyst is the most well-known purple gemstone. It has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions.

Amethyst crystal

It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients it was a “Gem of Fire,” a “Precious Stone” worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond!!

Amethyst ranges in hue from pale red-violet to deep violet, and can be transparent or opaque. It is also sometimes layered with white Quartz, which is known as Chevron Amethyst.

Throughout history the special virtue of Amethyst has been that of preventing drunkenness and overindulgence. Ancient Greeks and Romans routinely studded their goblets with Amethyst believing wine drunk from an Amethyst cup was powerless to intoxicate. Catholic bishops also wore Amethyst in a ring to protect from mystical intoxication. Kissing the ring kept others from similar mystical intoxication and kept them grounded in spiritual thought. This is why Amethyst is also known as Bishop Stone.

Amethyst Jewellery Picks

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Pale Purple Faceted Amethyst Necklace – available from Big Skies Jewellery

Purple Gemstone Necklace, Amethyst Pearl and quartz mixed media necklace, handmade gemstone necklace, big skies jewellery

Purple Gemstone Necklace with Amethyst, Rock Crystal and Pearls  – available from Big Skies Jewellery

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Mixed Metalwork Amethyst Ring – available from Jewelry by Debra

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Maid of Honor, Bridesmaid Necklace – available from Dangling Jewelry

About Guest Blogger Tracy


Hi, my name is Tracy Rhynas from Johannesburg, South Africa and I am the owner, designer and creator at Big Skies Jewellery.  My passion in life is creating beautiful jewellery that makes people feel gorgeous and special the moment they put it on.  At Big Skies Jewellery you will find a large selection of elegant handmade jewellery made using beautiful, quality semi precious stones.  My speciality is unique statement necklaces with worldwide shipping.

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  1. Such fun to read this today because I am wearing my amethysts. Nice to know more about the amethyst.

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