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An Amethyst in Motion

Behold the wondrous amethyst. Watch as the lustrous shades of purple enchant and invite the eye. And while you’re at it, learn these interesting facts:

  • Amethyst was once revered as the “jewel of the gods”.

  • Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February, and the official gem for Wednesday, Jupiter and those born under the sign of Pisces.

  • Amethyst rings are traditionally worn by Bishops and some people believe that amethyst brings good luck to petitioners.

  • Amethyst has been used to symbolize deep love, happiness, humility, sincerity and wealth.

  • Long ago, farmers believed wearing amethyst would protect their crops from hailstones and locusts.

  • The Hebrew word for amethyst is “ahlamah” which means “dream”; thus, the stone was supposed to cause lovely dreams and visions… and if you dream of amethyst you will be free from harm.

  • Amethyst was the emblem for Matthew, one of the twelve apostles.

  • Leonardo da Vinci believed amethyst had the power to control evil thoughts, to quicken intelligence, and to make men shrewd in business matters.

  • Source: Amethyst Mine Panorama