Amethyst is the most coveted gem in the Quartz family and is celebrated for it's rich violet purple hue. Fine Amethysts have been set in religious jewelry and royal crown jewels for ages. It's for Amethyst that the term "Royal Purple" was coined.
In ancient Greek mythology, Amethyst was the name of a legendary maiden that was transformed into a purple stone by Bacchus, the God of wine. Amethyst gemstones were said to protect the wearer from drunkenness. Others believe that Amethyst has a calming and uplifting effect.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February. Create a custom Amethyst ring, anniversary band or Mother's ring with this beautiful stone.