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Amethyst, February Birthstone: Facts & Myths

Updated: Mar 11, 2021


Amethyst is the purple Semiprecious Stone, mostly originated in Brazil and Uruguay. It can be found in large clean gemstones and makes fantastic jewelry.

Amethyst is on the top of the list for must-own jewelry. It carries a high frequency that protects the energy field around it. The name “amethyst” comes from the Greek word “amethystos,” which means “sober” or “not drunken.” The ancient Greeks believed that the gemstone protected them from being drunk. To this day, you can find cups made from amethyst that were designed to protect oneself from drunkenness.

The powerful protection energy of the stone can be extremely useful for anyone working in healing professions. Those working with sick or mentally ill people will benefit as these people literally “suck” energy from you if you are not protected. Leonardo Da Vinci once wrote that amethyst quickens intelligence and gets rid of evil thoughts.

The energy of the stone boosts production of hormones, and stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and endocrine glands to optimum performance. It’s also believed to inspire courage, calm, and contemplation. In fact, Egyptian soldiers would wear amethyst in battle in order to retain their courage.



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