13 Feb February Birthstone: The Amethyst
Happy Birthday, February babies!
February’s birthstone is the amethyst. This beautiful stone is a brilliant, unique purple color found in all sorts of jewelry and art. Here are some little-known facts about the amethyst from Gold Unlimited to help you celebrate your birthday.
Leonardo Da Vinci believed amethyst had the ability to control evil thoughts and make men more shrewd in business matters.
Greek legend has it that the Amethyst gets its dark purple hue from the god Bacchus, god of wine. After he senselessly attacked a young maiden, the goddess Diana spared her life by turning her into a clear stone Regaining his senses and feeling instant remorse for his actions, Bacchus poured wine over the stone as a libation.
Designers celebrate amethyst for its regal color, affordability and wide tonal range.
Wallis Simpson, the infamous Duchess of Windsor whose relationship with Edward VI led to his abdication of the English crown, treasured her amethyst jewelry. Her Cartier bracelet and necklace are two of the most well-known amethyst pieces in the world. They were sold at auction in 2013.
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