What is the color of amethyst? – Violet to Purple
To what variety of mineral does amethyst belong to? – Quartz
From which language does the word ‘amethyst’ come from? – Greek (‘a’ meaning ‘not’ and ‘methystos’ meaning ‘intoxicated’)
The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. It is one of the several forms of quartz. Amethyst is a semi-precious stone and is the traditional birthstone for February.