Gemstone Spotlight: Amethyst
Amethyst: The word Amethyst comes from the Greek ‘amethystos’, meaning, “not drunken”, as it was thought to protect against inebriation. Amethysts were traditionally associated with the ancient Roman fertility and wine god, Bacchus. In fact, the word amethyst in German is ‘bacchusstein’- the Bacchus Stone.
Amethyst is believed to bring emotional stability and strength, especially in times of pain of grief. It is the soothing stone of sobriety and is helpful in dispelling addictions and destructive behaviors of all kinds. Light colored amethyst is associated with the crown chakra. Amethyst is the birthstone for February.