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Amethyst February Birthstone

by Kate McCoy |

 

The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated". Energetically it is said to increase mental clarity and is used in mediation to heighten focus and cleanse negative energies.

Amethyst crystals can form in hollow geodes, some that are so large you can stand inside them. There are considerable deposits of Amethyst om Brazil. Other countries where Amethyst is found are: Uruguay, South Korea, Austria, Russia, Zambia, India, the USA and Canada.

Amethyst is from the Quartz family. It is found in beautiful purple tones - dark to light. The lighter tone is called Lavender Amethyst.

Amethyst is often cut into fancy and unusual shapes due to its affordable price and durability.

Amethyst is also the 6th Anniversary stone.