We love Amethyst for its beauty, its beautiful color is a stunning compliment to our favorite Blue and White color palette. One of the staple items in our collection will always be our natural amethyst votives. With crystals ranging from small to large in size and hues from pale to deep and intense purple, almost black, no two are the same. Which makes each piece unique and special.
The word “Amethyst” is derived from the Greek word amethystos, meaning “not drunk” or “a remedy for drunkenness.” The Ancient Greeks believed a person could drink all night and remain sober if they had an Amethyst on their person.
In Greek mythology, a titan named Rhea gave the god of wine, Dionysus, an Amethyst to help preserve his sanity. In fact, this myth led the ancient Romans to believe that Amethysts could prevent them from getting drunk.
Our favorite hostess gift is a pieces of Amethyst along with a bottle of wine. We printed these cards to go with each purchase so that you can share the story of Dionysis and Amethyst!
The February birthstone, Amethyst, was at one point in history reserved for royalty. Amethyst is also given to celebrate a couple’s sixth wedding anniversary.
Amethyst is known to be a powerful stone for both the spiritual and physical bodies. It purifies the energy field of one’s body as well as any room it is placed in. This makes it an all around excellent healing stone as it removes negative influences and attachments in the environment that would hinder one’s spiritual, physical, and emotional healing.
More Fun Facts & History:
- Because of its wine-like color, early Greek mythology associated Amethyst with Bacchus, the god of wine.
- Amethyst was believed to keep those who wore it clear headed and quick witted in battle and business affairs.
- Renaissance Europeans believed it could calm lovers who were overcome by passion.
- Amethyst is also said to convey strength and mental acuity.
- In Christian teachings, the colors of an Amethyst referenced the wounds and suffering of Jesus and it was used to aid in healing wounds.
- Its calming presence was thought to produce soothing dreams.
- Amethystis the stone for those with a February birthday, wearing it is said to be a symbol of personal empowerment and inner strength.
- St. Valentine, the patron of love, is said to have worn an Amethyst ring carved with the image of cupid.
- It has been though that Amethyst quickens intelligence and rids you of evil thoughts.
- A dream of receiving an Amethyst as a gift brings good fortune.
- Dreaming of gifting an Amethyst means you forgive the recipient.
We think no matter what beliefs you subscribe to the beauty history and intrigue surrounding Amethyst make it such an incredible addition to any decor setting!
Here are a few pieces of our Amethyst Collections to Shop.