Amethyst: February's Birthstone

Amethyst: February's Birthstone

February, a month symbolised by the serene and majestic amethyst, brings with it a touch of royal elegance. This captivating gemstone, known for its stunning violet hues, has been cherished throughout history for its beauty and purported mystical properties.

Amethyst, a variety of quartz, gets its mesmerising colour from iron impurities and irradiation. Ranging from light lavender to deep purple, this gemstone has been associated with numerous legends and lore. In ancient times, it was believed to prevent intoxication—hence the name amethyst, derived from the Greek word "amethystos," meaning "not intoxicated." It's also been linked to clarity of thought, sobriety, and protection in various cultures.

Moreover, amethyst is reputed to have calming properties, promoting peace, stability, and strength. It's said to enhance intuition and spiritual awareness, making it a favourite among those who seek a deeper spiritual connection.

Did you know that amethyst was once as prized as ruby and emerald? It was only after large deposits were discovered in Brazil that it became more widely available, making this once exclusive gemstone accessible to a broader audience.

Aside from its historical and spiritual significance, amethyst is also the traditional gift for 6th wedding anniversaries, symbolising the enduring strength and depth of a couple's relationship.

At Brinkhaus Jewellers we offer a stunning range of amethyst jewellery. Each piece, a testament to our commitment to quality and excellent craftmanship. Discover the beauty of amethyst in person at our store located at 24 St Quentin Avenue, Claremont, and find the perfect piece to capture the essence of February or commemorate a special moment in your life.
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