Have you ever wondered how our birthstones were decided upon?
Like horoscopes, most people with know their own birthstone.
The birthstone for February is the gorgeous Amethyst, a quartz, varying in colour from deep purple to a lighter lilac.
Amethyst has some interesting powers. My favourite, and a good reason for wearing a good sized stone like the pendant above, is that it was believed by the Ancient Greeks to protect the wearer from drunkeness ! Useful....
Interesting fact number two - amethyst enables the wearer to keep a balanced mindset, strengthens relationships and gives courage. Apparently it can even help with weight loss. It is quite a stone, isn't it? Why wasn't I born in February?
At one time only royalty could wear the gemstone, luckily we can now all enjoy it .
In spiritual terms, amethyst is a powerful stone in cleansing us of negative influences and attachments and it is believed it can cure insomnia and relieve pain.
This lovely little trinket box on your desk or by your bed can provide all of this.
You just have to believe!
Of course we can all wear amethyst, and after reading all this I think we should !