Amethyst, the birthstone of February, had its name derived from the Greek word ‘amethystos’ which means ‘a remedy against drunkenness.’
This name was given to the stone because it was believed that wearing the gemstone would prevent intoxication. They come in a variety of purple tones and was traditionally given for the sixth wedding anniversary.
Rated 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, Amethyst can withstand daily use as rings and other jewellery,
though they will need to be polished occasionally. However it can still be prone to damage against harder gems so take care not to rub it against rubies,
sapphires and diamonds else they may get scratches. (Source: GIA)