A long-favored gemstone, dating back to the ancient Egyptians, amethyst continues to represent the go-to purple gemstone. What makes this gemstone so unique? Here are some fun facts:

  • For centuries, Amethyst has been believed to possess healing power. The Greeks believed it prevented intoxication while Europeans wore their amethyst amulets to keep them cool-headed.  The word “amethyst” derives from the Greek word “amethystos,” which means “not drunken.”
  • Amethyst also represents the wedding anniversary gemstone for the 4th and 6th year of marriage.
  • The Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family. The primary hues of amethyst range from a light pink violet to a deep, rich purple.  ”Green amethyst” is a green form of quartz.

Amethyst-pendant-fredmeyerjewelersAlongside, these fun facts, it’s even said that some of the characteristics associated with February’s birthstone include: courage, internal strength and purity.

A gift of amethyst is sure to please anyone born in February!