Those born in the month of February can choose from amethysts ranging in colour from a delicate lilac to a rich velvety purple. The name amethyst comes from the Greek language and means not drunk, as the ancient Greeks believed the stone would prevent drunkenness! Amethyst was also thought to promote stability, balance and a calm disposition. Wearing amethyst is said to aid personal empowerment and inner strength. Amethyst is also the gemstone for the 6th anniversary of marriage.