About This Gemstone
For individuals with February birthdays, the amethyst makes a perfect birthstone. Amethyst is purple quartz and is a beautiful blend of violet and red that can be found in every corner of the earth.
The ancient Greeks and Romans believed Amethyst would ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, and keep the wearer clear headed and quick-witted. For centuries, Amethyst has been associated with many myths and legends as well as religions in numerous cultures.