Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Amethyst - February's Birthstone

OOAK Neo Victorian Faceted Amethyst Choker Hand Wrapped in Sterling

Amethyst is a variety of quartz, silicon dioxide. The purple comes from iron or manganese impurities. It is the traditional birthstone for the month of February.

Amethyst Necklace Hand Wrapped in Sterling Silver Wire

It is said to be a meditative and calming stone, helping increasing spirituality and psychic powers, as well as providing aid in dealing with addictions.

Amethyst Waterfall Choker on Sterling Wire and Chain

In ancient times it was believed to protect the wearer from poison.

Amethyst Y Necklace with Pewter Celtic Knot on Sterling Silver Chain

It is to this day worn by Catholics bishops, as it is supposed to bring the wearer wisdom.

Amethyst and Silver Heishe Dangle Earrings on Sterling Earwires

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