The Purple Amethyst
The name of this gemstone comes from the Greek amethystos, which means a-, “not” and methysko, “intoxicate”, a reference to the belief the ancient Romans had that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness.
The ancient Romans were already using this semi-precious stone for hard-stone engraving (the engraving of gemstones was a major luxury art during the Roman Empire).
February's Birthstone Meaning
A stone that changes lives, that's how this beautiful birthstone is considered. The amethyst is considered to be meditative and calming, it brings balance and reduces impatience.