Birthstone for February - Amethyst

The traditional birthstone for February, Amethyst is a variety of quartz, in purple or green. It's name is derived from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated”. Amethyst is thought to prevent against drunkenness and overindulgence. Ancient Greeks and Romans routinely studded their goblets with Amethyst believing wine drunk from an Amethyst cup was powerless to intoxicate.