Amethyst stone is a natural gemstone for the people born in February. For two features, Amethyst has been highly regarded by experts, commoners and mystics; itsstunning beauty and fabulous powers to soothe the mind and emotions. Although it is a semi-precious stone, it was in the ancient world called the Fiery Gem or the Gem of Fire, regarded almost as equally as diamond. The peoples of ancient Rome wore it for gaining or being blessed by Neptune, the god of waters as the stone is associated with that deity. Therefore, amethysts are the traditional birthstones of February. Did you know that it is also the stone of St. Valentine?

The Natural Gemstone is said to contain the energy of fire, passion, imagination and spirituality as well as the logic of temperance and moderation.

‘Amethyst’ comes from the ancient Greek word amethustos which means being temperate, calm or sober. People of ancient Geek and Rome believed that the stone could prevent the wearer from turning excessively drunk, keeping the mind and grave. It was widely believed that if anyone took a drink in a cup or goblet made of the natural amethyst, the person not get drunk and lost its temperament.

The best part of this stone, as believed by many gemologists around the world, is that it retains its natural powers and elegant beauty even with its crystals left natural, being polished as tumbled stones, or fashioned into magnificent jewels.

Amethyst is a variety of Quartz mineral used in creating its beautiful specimens and other jewelry items. When natural Quartz mineral has manganese present inside, it forms into Amethyst. Color of an Amethyst ranges from light red-violet to deep violet

Different varieties of Amethyst stone include Brandberg Amethyst, Chevron Amethyst, Cacoxenite in Amethyst, Ametrine (Combination of Amethyst and Citrine) and Rutilated Amethyst.

Healing Powers of Amethyst: Amethyst works on you at three levels, physical, emotional and spiritual. Did you know that most crystal therapies around the world incorporate the use of Amethyst for healing physical ailments of the nervous system? It is also used in curbing the issues related to nightmares and insomnia.

At physical level, the stone stimulates the production of hormones and the nervous system. Along with that, it also promotes the endocrine glands to function optimally. It makes your immunity system stronger and strengthens the process of oxygenation in your blood.

At emotional level, it acts as a great healer for those getting overworked or overwhelmed by relieving mental apprehensions. If you have an issue of short-temperedness or anger, you may consider wearing an amethyst for it calms down the excessive heat of emotions and passion.

At spiritual level, it brims you with humility, universal and devotion to the Divine. It is said that this stone when worn correctly retains the power of prayers, meditation and spiritual thoughts. Those who are predisposed to the spirit, this stone is highly recommended asit stimulates the mind to go beyond the mundane matter and open up to the divine wisdom, and guidance offered from the Higher sources. Those who seek to protect their spiritual side from the onslaughts of material mindset may consider wearing this stone.

On Chakras in the body: This stone also influences your Third Eye, Crown and Root chakras. Ajna Chakra or Third Eye Chakra is associated with one’s perception, ego, judgment, decision making and command. When this chakra is imbalanced, we tend to lose a differentiating sense, take wrong decisions and run into ego problems with others. A balanced Third Eye chakra ensures that our thoughts, perceptions, harmony and inner communications stay in the healthy state.