Alluring Amethyst – February's Vibrant Birthstone
Posted on 01 March 2017
Ancient Egyptian legends decree that amethyst stones were full of positive powers, and so they were often interred into the tombs of pharaohs and other revered people to aid their passage into the afterlife. Throughout medieval times, the stone was often used as a form of medication, to prevent drowsiness, sharpen intellect, and most importantly, protect the wearer from witchcraft and evil powers. Amethyst stones were also often found embedded into the armour of warriors and soldiers as they were said to help to bring the wearer to victory in battle. Our Precious Stone Spinning Bangle encompasses three ornate silver rings adorned with large faceted gemstones, which revolve gently around a chunky decorative flower embossed band of solid silver, an ideal gift when bearing all of these powerful factors in mind.
Bacchus, renowned as the god of wine in ancient mythology, was offended when his advances of love were scorned by the powerful female warrior, Diana the huntress. Hell bent on revenge, he decreed that the first person he should meet after their disagreement would be fed to his army of tigers. However, history tells us, that the first person he happened upon was in fact a beautiful young woman named Amethyst. Terrified by his threats, she called upon the warrior Diana to save her soul, and so Diana cast a spell which changed the young girl into an enchanting, sparkling white stone, as Bacchus watched in horror. Wracked with guilt, and regretting his haste, Bacchus poured wine onto her, allegedly giving Amethyst the exquisite scarlet shade we all recognise today.
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