Did you know that Amethyst, the birthstone for February, was believed by the ancient Greeks to make a drinker immune to intoxication? While we can’t verify this, even today Amethyst is believed to have strong healing powers. In fact, it is one of the most popular "healing stones", and millions of dollars are spent annually on crystals, tumbled stones, beads, and other amethyst items for use in these practices. For instance, Amethyst is believed to be beneficial for the circulatory and nervous system, aid insomniacs’ sleeping patterns, often used to keep a person grounded, to remove chaos and improve mental clarity. It’s also said to instill love, high ideals, and apparently urges one to do right. It can even be helpful in curing impatience (allegedly)!
The gemstone is called amethyst; however, the mineral is a variety of quartz. It is the most popular purple gem and one of the most popular gemstones of all time.
While the word "amethyst" makes most people think of a dark purple color, the gemstone amethyst actually appears in a variety of colors, from pale lavender to deep violet, and even green.
With a Mohs hardness of 7, which is generally considered hard enough for almost any jewelry use, amethyst is a gem that is durable enough for use in rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and other types of jewelry. No surprise then, that it is used to produce faceted stones, cabochons, beads, tumbled stones, and many other items for jewelry and ornamental use.
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Amethyst has been a prized gemstone for centuries. No surprise that it is included in royal collections all over the world, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels. Luckily, with Soft Flex Company’s natural smooth and faceted amethyst gemstones and beads at wholesale prices, you won’t have to look far for the best quality and wholesale prices. For more information, contact us today.