Amethyst is the birthstone for Pisces and the month of February. Historically, the stone has been included in royal collections all over the world, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels. In the 19th century, the stone was prized more than many gems including the big 3 “emeralds, rubies and sapphires”. The price went down as the reserves were found in brazil, the stone became widely available.
Amethyst comes with a long list of attributes, many of them are good. The stone is believed to control evil thoughts, quicken intelligence, make a shrewd man in business, aid the warrior to victory, protect from contagious diseases, control over ones thoughts. The gem would guard against the anger of passion.
The color of an amethyst boasts the color of royalty, a rich violet-purple. It comes in all shades of purple, lilac and mauve. It is a variety of Quartz , the most highly prized variety. The natural abundance and infinite variety of quartz have made it the most widely used of all gem minerals.