5.3cm Amethyst Double Terminated Point, the February Birthstone
This is a beautifully cut and polished 5.3cm Amethyst Double Terminated Point. It is Brazilian Amethyst, a country famous for producing high grade stone. This beautiful crystal would be splendid addition to any collection of crystals and minerals.
Amethyst is a purple form of the mineral quartz, and additionally is the February birthstone. It is probably one of the most famous out of all the semi-precious stones. In medieval times it was common for soldiers to wear Amethyst amulets. This was because they believed that Amethyst offered protection on the battlefield. The actual name Amethyst, derives from the Greek word amethystos meaning not drunken. This is due to the fact that at this time there was a belief that it was able to prevent intoxication. Amethyst is a stone that occurs in a number of locations, but especially in South America with Brazil and Uruguay being most important.
Metaphysically, Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing powers. This is also an extremely powerful and protective stone. This is a stone that can stimulate, and soothe the mind and emotions. Amethyst is also a stone that can reduce stress and balance mood swings. It is also a stone that you can use to improve the memory, and also inspire and motivate.