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Why everyone is obsessed with Amethyst

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Have you ever wander why amethyst is the most wearable gemstone of them all? Of course its lovely purple/violet colour is attractive as it is but the stone's unique characteristics are what makes it truly special. 

Amethyst has been highly esteemed through the ages for soothing and stimulating mind and emotions.  In ancient times it was considered as the "gem of fire". The stone was worth, at this times, as much as a diamond. Amethyst is the stone of February. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality. In addition Amethyst is well known for the logic of temperance and sobriety.  The name derives from the Greek word "amethystos" meaning "non-intoxicated". 

 THE MYTH AROUND THE STONE

"L'Amethyste, ou les Amours de Bacchus et d'Amethyste" (Amethyst or the loves of Bacchus and Amethyste), the French poet Remy Belleau (1528-1577) invented a myth in which Bacchus , the god of intoxication, of wine, and grapes was pursuing a maiden named Amethyste, who refused his affections. Amethyste prayed to the gods to remain chaste, a prayer which the chaste goddess Diana answered, transforming her into a white stone. Humbled by Amethyste's desire to remain chaste, Bacchus poured wine over the stone as an offering, dyeing the crystals purple (Wikipedia).