Custom Wire Wrapped Faceted Amethyst February Birthstone Necklace/Pendant Sterling Silver .935
Size: 1 3/8 × 9/16 inch or 36mm x 14mm
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.
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and the most valued member of the quartz family. It must be purple to be amethyst, but it can display a range of shades including deep purple, light lilac, lavender, and mauve. Top-quality amethyst is a deep medium purple with rose-colored flashes. Its purple color made it a stone of royalty for many thousands of years.
Amethyst is one of America's most popular gemstones. Great thinkers like Leonardo da Vinci believed that Amethyst could dissipate evil thoughts and quicken intelligence. ... Because of its wine-like color, Greek legends associate Amethyst with the god of wine.
The believed healing properties of the stone are rather impressive and trace back to ancient Greek beliefs. In fact, the word ‘amethyst’ comes from the Greek word amethystos, which means sober and alludes to the idea of maintaining a solid, sober mindset.