The colours of this semi-precious stone range from dark purple to hues of blue and pink-violet.
Amethyst is found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Siberia and the Far East.
Since ancient times, Amethyst is believed to:
Symbolise deep love, sincerity, wealth and happiness, to strengthen the immune system,
help balance the body in stressful times and to make its wearer gentle and amiable.
The ancient greek and romans swore on its ability to prevent oneself from being intoxicated after a few drinks
and coined its name: Amethyst basically means ‚clear-minded‘.
Medieval soldiers wore amulets with amethyst to keep them cool-headed.
Jewellery with an amethyst is traditionally given on 4th, 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries
The Amethyst is the Birthstone of February.