Updated: Sep 11
One of the most adored and intriguing purple gemstones, the amethyst is not only February's official birthstone, but also traditionally given on the sixth and 17th wedding anniversaries.
As the 2nd month of the year, February is full of overwhelming energy and excitement, as it embodies new growth and change.
Why not invite that “purple” energy and growth into your life by adorning your home or gifting the “I am February” wall art - revealing the interior of the exquisite amethyst stone.
A gemstone that has captivated mankind for millenniums, amethyst dates all the way back to 25,000 BC to the Neolithic period.
Along with that, the gemstone was and remains a favorite among royals across Africa, Europe, and Asia - from bedazzled crowns and scepters to breastplates, statement jewelry, and kitchenware.
Deriving from the Ancient Greek methustos, meaning “intoxicated”, wearers of the gemstone believed they were protected from drunkenness and overindulgence. Others believed amethyst would keep them alert and quick-thinking in both battle and business affairs.
Healing and spiritual properties include but are not limited to clarity; peacefulness; purification from toxins; the alleviation of grief; enhanced intuition and wisdom; and the activation of one’s psychic ability.
Even more reason to consider adding “I am February” wall art to your collection, huh?
Perhaps one of the most recognizable purple gemstones, February’s amethyst is a variety of the quartz crystal, the second most abundant material found in Earth’s crust. Amethyst ranges from intoxicating hues of rich deep purples and violets to lighter, slightly lavender pinkish tones.
Like many gemstones, depending on the cut of the finished piece and the way the light strikes it, the same stone may have color variants.
Falling in line with all the quartz family, amethyst is a 7 (out of 10) on the Mohs scale of hardness, and has the same atomic structure, physical properties, and chemical composition as quartz.
Often occurring in metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous rocks, amethyst is widespread across the globe, found and mined in North America, South America, Central America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.
As the most sought-after quartz variety, amethyst’s varying purple shades are nothing less than alluring. See for yourself. “I am February”, part of the Birthstone Wall Art Collection, will captivate you, regardless of where you display it.
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