February Birthstone - AmethystAmethyst Color
Amethyst is a form of quartz. Its color varies from pale lilac to dark purple.
Amethyst was believed to help protect the wearer from becoming intoxicated. The gemstone is widely known as a symbol of peace and tranquility.
The "cursed amethyst" in the photo was donated to the Natural History Museum in London. Former owners reported that every individual who has owned the stone since the mid 1850s suffered from some type of disaster or misfortune.