They called it the Gem of Fire, a precious stone, fierce and mystical. Amethyst has been cherished throughout history for its legendary powers, at times valued as much as a Diamond. The dazzling purple hues of the Amethyst immerse the wearer into serenity, elevating passion, strengthening the imagination. Amethyst is the gem of focus and success–for travelers it was worn as a protection from misadventure. Amethyst is the birthstone of February.