Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for the month of February.
Amethyst is the most highly prized gemstone in the Quartz family. The name means "Not Drunken"(Greek). Amethyst was once worn, in a talisman; which was believed to prevent one from becoming intoxicated. This gem is the birthstone of February and the Zodiac stone for Pisces. The royal purple stone can be found in crown jewels as well as jewelry around the world.