As winter continues, the weather in Michigan seems to be getting even more chilly. Luckily, the February birthstone provides a spark of color, signaling the upcoming return of spring. For centuries, Amethysts have exuded an unparalleled aura that has fascinated humanity. Whether you’re using it to celebrate a loved ones’ birthday or just want to learn more about the stone, read below to explore it’s history, beauty and unique powers .
History of the Amethyst
For thousands of years, amethyst has been treasured all over the world. During ancient times, it was believed that the gemstone would prevent drunkenness and cool tempers. During the Middle Ages, religious leaders and royal families would craft custom rings made of this beautiful stone. Fast forward to modern day, there have been large discoveries of this stunning gemstone, making it more affordable and abundant.
The amethyst shines with a variety of purple hues, ranging from lavender to mauve. Its beautiful purple color is due to iron impurities found in the crystal quartz structure. When exposed to radiation and heat, the iron causes it to transform into a vivid purple color. Therefore, the more iron and radiation, the darker it will be. Just like other gemstones, deeper hues tend to be more valuable. In color psychology, purple is known to be a bold hue that’s associated with royalty.
Along with its unparalleled beauty, it’s believed that the amethyst holds metaphysical properties. People all over the world believe amethyst alleviates anxiety, minimizes stress and promotes calmness. Others also think that the February birthstone holds health benefits, such as strengthening the immune system and improving digestive health. All of these properties along with the undeniable beauty make this gemstone a perfect gift for someone you deeply care about.
Fall in Love With the Amethyst
There’s no denying that the February birthstone adds beauty and grace to our lives. From stunning Emerald Cut Earrings to precious Bezel Pendants, discover beautiful amethyst treasures to gift to your loved ones at Motif Jewelers. If you have any questions about this gemstone or want to explore these treasures in person, visit our showrooms at 21838 Eureka in Taylor, Michigan and 441 N. Main Street in Millford, MI. Our team would love to show you around and help you find the perfect presents for your loved ones.