Often a deep purple hue, the amethyst has been used as protection by various cultures throughout history. Learn more facts about amethyst below.
- The amethyst is the birthstone for February and has been found among the possessions of royalty throughout the ages.
- The best varieties of amethyst can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, and the far East.
- The Greek word “amethystos” may be translated as “not drunken” – the Amethyst was considered to be a strong antidote against drunkenness.
- Even today, the amethyst gemstone is considered a stabilizing force for those struggling to overcome addictive behaviors.