The Hawaii Gold Buyers Exchange brings attention to February’s birthstone, Amethyst.
Amethyst is February’s birthstone. The name “Amethyst,” comes from the Greek word, “Amethystos,” which means, “a remedy against drunkenness.” Amethyst is a commonly seen semiprecious gemstone that has a unique violet color. It belongs to the quartz family and is traditionally the birthstone of people born in the month of February. Due to its legendary powers and striking beauty, Amethyst has always been considered to be a valued gemstone since the time of the Romans and Greeks.
Amethyst is said to be a beneficial stone when dealing with matters related to money or any legal issues, abundance and prosperity. Amethyst has been used by travellers to get protection from theft and loss of valuables and is also used to heal personal grief and losses. It is thought by some to be a stone that brings contentment, happiness and peacefulness and can be used to get rid of any form of addictions like those of smoking, alcohol or even drugs. It has been popular as a ‘sobriety stone’ since the ancient times. Amethyst is also used to increase intelligence and is said to have an excellent calming and meditative stone which adds to the powers of concentration that helps to maintain emotional, physical and spiritual balance and helps in increasing the physic powers of the brain. Regular use of Amethyst gemstone also provides inner strength and has a very calming effect and protects against cardiac arrest, risks of natural disasters and accidents.The Amethyst is traditionally given for the sixth wedding anniversary. Wearing it in celebration of your nuptials, it is said, will bring you in contact with royalty, celebreties, stars or other people of importance.