Gemstone pictures via Photobucket. Amethyst info via American Gem Society.
I honored the all-mighty Amethyst yesterday with a sparkly tikka and basic eyeliner. What makes the amethyst “all-mighty”? For starters, it’s purple. But the main reason? It’s my birthstone and that’s why it’s the best! Tee hee.
According to the American Gem Society, the ancient Greeks and Romans believed that the amethyst helped to “keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted”. It was believed to ward of intoxication. Amethysts are used to heal circulatory issues, pain, insomnia, and arthritis. They also symbolize “meditation, peace, balance, courage, and inner strength”.
For me, this shade of purple signifies royalty. There’s a color named “royal blue”, but where’s “royal purple”? When I searched for “royal purple” on Google, the first hits were of a trademarked motor oil (!).
Here’s what I wore yesterday:
Here’s yesterday’s face. I kept the makeup light, since it was cold and I was running late. I think it was a good choice though, since I was wearing a big, sparkly tikka:
And guess what? Not only is amethyst my birthstone but my middle name, Denise, comes from the Greek god Dionysius, the pagan god of wine! No complaints about that!
Love & Shimmies,