Simply gazing upon this exquisite purple gemstone is enough for one to feel calm and peaceful, yet amethyst does more than that. Coveted long ago by royalty and ecclesiastical princes, the seductive-looking amethyst was believed to help protect people against seduction and drunkenness. Today, jewellers in Reading take this gemstone to be considered an apt stone for those born in February.
The gemstone’s name is said to be derived from the Greek word “amethystos”, or “not intoxicated”. Ancient Greeks associated its wine-like colour to their god of wine, Dionysus, and was believed to make wearers have a clear head and a quick wit during battle and business affairs.