FEBRUARY BIRTHSTONE: AMETHYST

YOUR PERSONALITY

The amethyst is a symbol of serenity, peace, temperance and royalty. A person with Amethyst as their birthstone is known to be multi-talented, strong, courageous, calm and kind-hearted.

WHAT IS AMETHYST?
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz and often associated with beneficial properties for the mind. They carry a brilliant purple hue, ranging from a deep dark violet to lighter violet.

Fun Fact: When Amethyst is exposed to pressure and heat, it turns into Citrine, the orangey-yellow variety of quartz. A combination of Amethyst and Citrine is called Ametrine.


AMETHYST HARDNESS
Compared to garnet, amethyst sits on 7.0 the Mohs scale of hardness. This makes them ideal for to be used on jewellery such as rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets. It is recommended to separate your amethyst jewellery when storing to avoid them scratching your other jewellery pieces.

 

AMETHYST CARE AND CLEANING
Amethyst can be clean with a soft brush over a mild soapy water. But it is recommended to bring your amethyst jewellery to be professionally cleaned after every few years.

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