Amethyst symbolizes peace, protection and tranquility. Amethyst provides insight on ways to solve problems and is said to increase intelligence and spirituality. Runs the range of purple shades. Greeks believed it had the power to prevent intoxication when worn. Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February and the zodiacal stone for Pieces.


Colors: The colors range from purple and violet to pale red-violet. Deep colors are the most valuable, particularly a rich purple with rose flashes.
Shapes: Usually cut as brilliant rounds or ovals to maximize the color, but available in just about every shape, cut and size.
Origin: Brazil, Uruguay and Zambia
Care: Durable, good for every day use. Protect from scratches and sharp blows.
Notes: Amethyst is said to be of help for headaches, pancreas, backache and alcoholism.