Amethyst is a beautiful violet-colored gemstone that has been prized for centuries. Its name comes from the Greek word “amethustos,” which means “not intoxicated.”
Legend has it that the stone was created when the god Bacchus was so angry with a mortal who refused his wine that he poured his glass over her head, turning her into a statue of pure quartz. Amethyst is said to protect its wearer from intoxication and to promote sobriety. It is also known as the “Stone of Spirituality” and is believed to promote peace, balance, and self-awareness.
Today, amethysts are still highly sought-after gemstones, and their stunning purple color makes them a popular choice for jewelry and other decorative purposes.