Birthstone Description

Amethyst is purple quartz, a beautiful blend of violet and red that can found in every corner of the earth. Historically, the finest amethyst were found in Russia and were featured in much royal European jewelry.

It is believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, also is said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted.

Rated: Good

Care: Clean, gently with soft toothbrush and mild dish soap

Species: Quartz

Hardness: 7