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Learn the Legend of the Amethyst - February Birthstone



The Amethyst Gemstone can range from a light Lilac color to a deep Purple color. For those who are passionate about purple, Amethyst is the perfect Gemstone for your jewelry.

Amethyst has always been associated with intense emotion, maybe due to its richness in color. The legend of its origin is one of revenge, devotion, and immortal remorse.

“The story is told that Dionysus, the Greek God of wine, was insulted one day by a mortal. Enraged, he called forth vicious tigers to exact revenge on the next mortal who would cross his path. This individual was, unfortunately, the maiden Amethyst. On her way to pay tribute to the Goddess Diana, the innocent girl suddenly found herself face to face with the tigers of the vengeful God. To save her from the beasts, Diana turned Amethyst into a statue of pure crystalline quartz. So beautiful was the maiden that Dionysus, in sorrow and remorse, wept tears of rich wine over the statue. His tears stained the quartz, thus creating the poetic gem which still bears her name.”

Amethyst is good for everyday wear, but avoid direct sunlight and exposure to heat which may cause the color to fade, and avoid contact with chemicals. 

To clean Amethyst, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water.

Credit - Information from SI

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