The gem for your 6th wedding anniversary gift is Amethyst, the beautiful purple stone that is steeped in history and ancient stories.
It is considered to be the stone of protection, controls evil thoughts, increases intelligence and encourages calmness and bravery.
Celebrating in style on your 6th with Amethysts would originally mean a sober affair with not too much bubbly. The Greeks believed that this stone prevented intoxication. They even made drinking vessels out of amethyst which must have looked gorgeous but I doubt they worked too good in keeping everyone sober!
Today, amethysts are believed to be a stone of protection, attracting positive energy and repelling negative energy.
In Feng Shui the Amethyst improves the wealth corner and focus on giving and receiving wealth.
So not only is it a stunning stone it also has some pretty powerful strengths too, across a number of cultures!
What a great gift for celebrating your sixth anniversary and to wish on the person you love.
Amethysts have been considered a valuable gemstone for hundreds of years, in the Middle Ages it was the stone of love, the Ancient Egyptians believed it brought happiness and wealth, and in India it is believed to be one of the most powerful magic stones.
There is also a sweet story that Saint Valentine a.k.a cupid is thought to have worn an Amethyst ring which was engraved with a cupid.
Plus Catherine The Great, the Russian princess loved the stone so much she sent soldiers to find more in the Urals. It is also in a number of pieces in the British Crown jewels.
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As well as some stunning jewelry you could also look at travelling to where Amethysts are found and there are some pretty amazing places to visit for an anniversary vacation.
They are the Alps in Austria and Germany, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, India, Russia, USA and Sri Lanka.
Some of the places have more Amethyst than others and there are even places within these countries that have places named after this beautiful stone one famous example is the Amethyst Mountain, Texas. You can also visit some of the mines in these areas and maybe even find your own piece - how about that for an anniversary gift!
Of course mining for Amethyst crystals is really only an excuse for a great vacation! You could just as happily spend your time sight seeing, climbing mountains, skiing, sunbathing and chilling by the pool.
Plus the gorgeous color purple of the stone would also make a great gift, here are our favorites.