What birthstone month is Amethyst?
Amethyst is traditionally the birthstone for the month of February. Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz that ranges in color from pale lilac to deep purple. The name amethyst comes from the Greek word "amethysts," which means "not intoxicated." This is likely a reference to the belief that amethyst could prevent drunkenness. Today, amethyst is still associated with sobriety and is often given as a gift to someone who is trying to quit drinking. Amethyst is also said to promote peace, calm, and relaxation.