February Birthstone

Amethyst is a popular variety of purple quartz which has been treasured over 6000 years.

Amethyst's name comes from the ancient Greek word "Amethystos" which translates to "not drunk". It was believed in Medeterannian countries of the time that amethyst would prevent drunkenness and often goblets were carved from it. Amethyst was associated with the Greek god Bacchus, the god of wine

What ties amethyst to February is the legend that St. Valentine wore an amethyst ring with cupids portrait carved upon it. First and foremost it represents love along with its other beliefs.

Historically royals of european and asian descent have treasured amethyst among their most prized jewels. Amethyst was believed to keep those who wore it clear headed and quick witted in battle and business.

Wearing an amethyst can be a symbol of personal strength and empowerment.