6.7cm Double Terminated Amethyst Point, the February Birthstone
This is a lovely 6.7cm Double Terminated Amethyst Point from Brazil. South America produces some of the worlds best quality Amethyst. This beautifully polished point is no exception, and is a superb colour and also cut into an attractive shape.
Amethyst is the February birthstone, and is a form of purple form of the mineral quartz. Out of all the semi-precious stones, this is one of the most popular. In medieval times it was common for soldiers to wear Amethyst amulets. They believed Amethyst offered them protection on the battlefield. The actual word Amethyst, derives from the Greek word amethystos meaning not drunken. This is due to the fact that at this time it was thought that it was able to prevent intoxication. These days Amethyst comes from a number of countries, especially, Brazil, Uruguay and also Canada.
Metaphysically, Amethyst is a stone with strong healing and also cleansing powers. This is an extremely powerful and also a very protective stone. A calming stone that can stimulate, and soothe the mind and emotions. Amethyst is a crystal that can help reduce stress and balance mood swings. It is also a stone that can help improve the memory, inspire and motivate.