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February Birthstone

Amethyst is birthstone for February.

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Amethyst composition is sio2, hardness is 7, specific gravity is 2.65, and refractive index is 1.54 to 1.55, has the dichroism. Viewing from different angles, amethyst shows purple tones of blue or red, usually cutting to facets. Natural output amethyst includes iron, manganese and other minerals, which forms beautiful purple colors, mainly light purple, purple red, scarlet, bright red, deep purple, blue purple and so on, amount all the color, deep purple red and bright red is most valuable. Natural amethyst often includes natural ice cracks or white clouds impurities. Amethyst widely distributed in nature, and the main origins are Brazil, Russia, South Africa, and Madagascar.

Amethyst is the gemstone believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus. It is said that Bacchus were filled with anger because of arguing with moon goddess Diana, he sent his ferocious tiger to revenge. But accidentally he meet up the girl Amethyst who is going to meet Diana, in order to save the girl’s life from the ferocious tiger’s mouse, Diana turned the girl into a clean flawless crystal. Seeing the flawless crystal, Bacchus feel deeply regret, his repentant tears dripping onto the crystal figurines, dyed it to purple immediately.

Amethyst is “Guardian stone for love”, it can give lovers and couples deeply love, chastity, honesty and courage. Also amethyst is said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. Throughout history, the gemstone has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures. English regalia were even decorated with amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty. It has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures. Amethyst is purple quartz, a beautiful blend of violet and red that can found in every corner of the earth. Historically, the finest amethyst was found in Russia and was featured in much royal European jewelry. Today, while Brazil is the primary source of this gemstone, fine material can be found elsewhere, especially in Zambia.

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