Amethyst is the official February Birthstone and is associated with protection, balance and clarity. Amethyst's name comes from the Greek word 'amethystos' meaning not intoxicating as in ancient times it was thought that the crystal would prevent you from getting drunk!
Amethyst is associated with protection, balance and clarity and has been long believed that Amethyst has the power to alleviate stress and headaches and improve blood circulation for better health. Anyone suffering from insomnia, too, would be prescribed Amethyst crystals and gemstones to keep close to their beds as they tried to sleep.
Birthstones are shrouded in myth and legend – they're traditionally believed to bring good luck and therapeutic powers. It was thought that wearing the gemstone during its associated month helped to enhance its abilities, the idea being that you should own all 12 and wear each one depending on the time of year.