The name comes from the greek word ‘Amethystos’ which means ‘non intoxicating’ as ancient greeks believed that the amethyst could prevent one from intoxication.
Amethyst is one of the most admired gemstones since many centuries. It has significance among cultures all of the world and is worn in many different adornments. Found in different parts of the world like, Canada, Africa, Russia, Bolivia, Europe, USA and Mexico, it symbolizes luxury and was often exchanged among elites in the form of gifts. It's significance goes back in 2500 BC where it was a decorative emblem among Neolithic people from Europe. Ancient Greek and Roman people used this gemstone in their jewelry pieces as they considered it sacred as well as auspicious.
Among the Christian culture, Catholics royals used to include this stone in their crown and rings to show a sense of royal status, as for them Amethyst's color is considered the color of Jesus which making it even more special.
Amethyst being the powerful & protective gemstone has many great healing properties some of which are providing cure from the withdrawal symptoms of any addictions or relieving pain and insomnia.
It acts a natural tranquilizer, for stress and anxiety, having calling effects on mind, therefore increasing focus.
This beautiful quartz, which is a birthstone for February babies, primarily occurs in shades between light pinkish violet to deep purple.