GEMSTONE OF THE MONTH

February

AMETHYST

The name comes from Ancient Greek,

derived from the word methustos, which means “intoxicated.”

Ancient Greeks and Romans believed this gemstone could ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus

and keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted.

English regalia were decorated with amethysts

during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty.

Amethyst jewelry has been found and dated as early as 2000 BC.

Some historical accounts say that Saint Valentine had an amethyst ring carved with an image of Cupid.

Amethyst is said to bring serenity and peace of mind.

It also helps prevent homesickness.

It is the symbol of security.

It is the gift for the 6th Anniversary.

Every Aquarian is a rebel at heart:

These air signs despise authority and anything that represents conventionality. Free-spirited and eccentric,

they can often be identified by their offbeat fashion sensibilities, unusual hobbies, and nonconformist attitude.