Amethyst is the traditional birthstone of February. It is the beautiful purple color variety of Quartz. It gets its name from the Greek word "ametystos', which means "without intoxication". The old story goes that if you drink from an Amethsyt glass you will not get drunk.
Did you know that Amethyst was once considered equal to Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires? It was placed in many religious jewelry and crown jewels. It has been used for 1000’s of years.