Amethyst February Birthstone 02

Compositions

Hardness: 7 (Mohs)
Specific Gravity: 2.66
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Refractive Index: 1.544 - 1.553
Color: Purple, violet, red-violet 

Cause of Color: Manganese and iron
Mineral Information: Crystalline Quartz

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Healing Power

Main healing properties of an amethyst crystal is to relieve stress and reduce anxiety. It is great supporting crystal for providing calming effects, easing temperament, soothing emotional pain, and insomnia. 

If you have problems with memory or motivation, you should wear amethyst jewelry. This will help you set more realistic goals. It is one of the best balancing crystals that dispels anxiety, rage, grief, sadness, fear, and anger.


History

Humans used the stone for decoration as was discovered by archeologists.  It has also been noted that Cleopatra had a signature ring with an amethyst stone.  Another historical figure that wore the amethyst is said to be Saint Valentine.  Saint Valentine’s amethyst had an engraving of Cupid, who was his assistant.