Posted by: alenegeed | August 12, 2010

Amethyst Legends & Facts

Amethyst Geode

Amethyst is a variety of Quartz found mainly in Brazil and Uruguay. When worn, this February birthstone is said to calm the mind, relieve frustrations and help you feel less scattered.

Amethyst comes from the Greek word ‘amethustus” meaning ‘not drunk’ Ancient Greeks believed that drinking wine from a cup made from this gem would make them immune to intoxication!

Amethyst has long been viewed as the stone of royalty. It has been featured in crowns, scepters and rings of bishops.

I use amethyst frequently in my designs. Click on the geode photo to see them.

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