AMETHYST FOR FEBRUARY
The February birthstone is Amethyst, a regal quartz that ranges from pink to lavender and violet. Amethyst’s history, properties, and uses—especially for the February-born Pisces or Aquarius—tell you why Amethyst is one of the best stones to wear and give this month.
ORIGINS OF AMETHYST
In Greek, amethystos means “sober,” and Amethyst was a mythical woman who crossed paths with Bacchus, “God of Wine.” By turning her into a pillar of quartz, goddess Diana protected Amethyst from his thoughtlessness. Bacchus poured wine over the pillar in apology.
Geologically-speaking, traces of iron color Amethyst. Its pyramid pillars grow from silica-rich liquid hidden in rock caverns. To protect drinkers from poisoning, Greeks supposedly drank from cups of pure Amethyst—a quartz of protection with a purple symbol of great care.
USES, PROTECTION & POWER OF AMETHYST
Set in earrings and necklaces, our Amethyst carries this history of physical and psychic protection. It lifts away unhealthy thoughts and impulses, promoting a balanced heart and body.
For those born in February, Amethyst helps Aquarius enhance natural gifts and inspires Pisces to make happy relationships.
AMETHYST AT STUDIO COLFAX
Visit the store or follow us to see what some of Denver’s best artisans and jewelry-makers can create with real Amethyst. Pairing well with Valentine’s day, Marguerite Specht has made a necklace of soft-pink Amethyst. Call to ask about our one-of-a-kind February collection.