This weekend I will be at Olympic Lavender Farm in Sequim during Lavender Faire. I always stock up on my purple for this show. This week it was Amethyst. Amethyst is a variety of quartz. The purple color is due to its iron content. Note all of these pieces have been SOLD!
Amethyst is the Birthstone for Aquarius (Water Bearer): Jan. 20 - Feb. 18
and is used to celebrate the 4th and 6th years of marriage.
Amethyst becomes paler if kept out in sun. Clean with warm, soapy water and a soft bristle brush. Keep away from strong chemicals and avoid sudden temperature changes.
Healing ability: Amethyst magnifies psychic abilities and right-brain activity. It strengthens immunity, while energizing and purifying the blood. Amethyst relieves headaches, improves blood sugar imbalance.
Mystical power: Given as a symbol of sincerity, security, and peace of mind. Cures impatience, balance high-energy, eliminate chaos, promote clarity, and help keeps one grounded. Activates and balances the 6th chakra (third eye). Ancient folk believed it protects against drunkenness. As the myth goes, drinking wine from an Amethyst goblet would prevent one from becoming inebriated. The gemstone still symbolizes sobriety. Associated with a number of superstitions, being regarded as a love charm, and protection against thieves. Placed under the pillow at night, the beautiful amethyst is believed to produce a calm and peaceful sleep.
Note: this information is for curiosity only and is not meant to be medical advice.