Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Amethyst - Febraury Birthstone of the Month

Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral quartz and the most valued member of the quartz family. It must be purple to be amethyst, but it can display a range of shades including deep purple, light lilac, lavender and mauve. Top quality amethyst is a deep medium purple with rose-colored flashes. Its purple color made it a stone of royalty for many thousands of years.

They are associated with wisdom, spirituality and security. Throughout history amethyst has been used to guard against drunkenness and is thought to be helpful in overcoming addiction. It has been used for hearing disorders, insomnia, headaches and other pain. Some sources suggest it is used to stabilize mental disorders.

Worn to make the wearer gentle and amiable. Amethyst powers include: dreams, healing, peace, love, spiritual upliftment, courage,  psychism, protection against thieves, and happiness. Amethyst is a lovely, affordable gemstone because of its widespread availability. It is also the birthstone of February.

Here at Gems N’ Loans we take our gems seriously and Amethyst is no exception! Throughout the month of February we are offering 50% off the Birthstone of the Month, some exclusions may apply. Come in today and take a look at our selection.