Amethyst is the birthstone for February, and has enchanting symbolism. In Ancient Greece, it was believed to help its wearer think with clarity – as well as prevent drunkenness. I cannot confirm or deny! Hehe! Tibetan Buddhist monks regard amethyst as a sacred stone, using it for prayer beads. According to Roman legend, Saint Valentine himself wore a purple amethyst ring with an engraving of Cupid on it. As the holy man travelled around the Roman Empire, people would recognise the image on his ring and ask him to perform marriages. Today, we still celebrate St. Valentine’s Day and the amethyst remains the symbolic gem for attracting love.