Custom Wire Wrapped Faceted Amethyst Necklace/Pendant/Slide/Enhancer Sterling Silver .935 size: 1 9/16 x 1/2 inch or 40mm x 13mm
Amethyst is the official birthstone for February as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also the birthstone for the Zodiac sign of Pisces. See the birthstone table for additional references to this stone on alternative birthstone charts. Amethyst is suggested as a gem to give on the 4th, 6th, and 17th wedding anniversaries.
Because of its wine-like color, early Greek legends associated amethyst with Bacchus, the god of wine. Other legends reflected beliefs that amethyst kept its wearer clear-headed and quick-witted in battle and in business affairs. Because amethyst was associated with wine, it was believed that wearing amethyst prevented drunkenness.