An Amethyst February

Posted on the 3rd February 2015

February is certain to keep us extremely busy this month, with Fashion Week dominating the fashion capitals of the world, Valentine’s Day and perhaps a un-miss able competition. February also boasts the royal Amethyst stone as its birthstone. Amethyst gets its name from the Greek word “amethystos” meaning “not drunk”. It was believed that if a person wore the deep purple gemstone, it would prevent them from getting intoxicated. The stone is also said to possess true healing powers. Amethysts are recommended to those who deal with stress a lot, such as people with an excessive work ethic who are unable to enjoy relaxation. This quality is also believed useful when treating insomnia too. Amethysts also help those who are prone to depression and an overall melancholy feeling. The royal stone can be sourced in Siberia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, The United States and the Far East. Quoted from the legend himself, Leonardo Di Vinci said, ‘‘Amethyst dissipates evil thoughts and quickens the intelligence”. The luxurious deep purple colour can actually be transformed with heat to become Citrine which produces the beautiful Ametrine. With its regal and healing properties Amethyst would be the ideal stone to create your very own bespoke piece of jewellery. If it's good enough for Lupita Nyong, then it is good enough for us!! Don’t forget about the most romantic day of the year and get your ‘Holts Valentine’, something truly spectacular they can cherish for years to come. Shop ‘A Holts Valentine’, the luxury Valentine’s jewellery collection.