Details for February Birthstone: Amethyst

The most sought-after amethysts are a rich purple color with rose flashes.  Amethysts have often been associated with royalty due to their rich purple color.  They are encrusted in the British Crown Jewels.

For centuries it has been believed that amethysts help backaches, headaches and insomnia.  Leonardo da Vinci once wrote that the amethyst has the power to protect against evil thoughts and to sharpen intelligence.

  

Amethysts are also the traditional gift for the 6th wedding anniversary.

For more information about and how to care for this beautiful gemstone, come in and see us!

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