Amethyst is the birthstone for February.
Amethyst derives it name from amethystos which means “not drunk” in ancient Greek and was believed to prevent intoxication.
Today however it is one of the most valued quartz varieties and in significantly high demand for both boutique designer pieces and the mass commercial jewellery market.
Throughout the ages legend abound that Amethyst kept wearers of this gemsotne both clear-headed and quick-witted in battle and in business affairs. It is also associated through emblems of the 12 Apostles. Today this wonderful Gemstones is more commonly given on the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries.
For further independent information about Amethyst please feel free to visit the official GIA Website who have some fantastic information on this wonderful Gemstone.
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