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Amethyst



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Primary Gemstone: Amethyst

Alternate Gemstone(s): Onyx

History: Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February. It is a member of the quartz family and ranges in color from a pale lavender to a deep purple. The most desirable color is a medium purple with rose colored flashes. The gem's name is derived from the Greek word amathustos, which means "to prevent drunkenness". No wonder the Greeks loved to drink wine from amethyst cups!

Amethyst symbolizes sincerity and sober thoughts.