Amethyst comes from Greek word “Amethystos” which means “not drunken”. The stone has a long history. It symbolizes piety and celibacy. According to Leonardo Da Vinci, amethyst has the power to safeguard against evil thoughts and the power to sharpen the intelligence. Amethyst is traditional birthstone of February. The gem is available in different sizes and shapes including very large sizes as well. It remains in the priority of designers because of its royal color and affordability. Amethysts look good in both shades whether it is dark or light. Synthetic amethyst is also made in the labs of Russia so prior care must be taken while buying it from dubious sources. Amethyst is the mineral quartz, with a hardness of 7. It is considered durable for everyday wear. They are available in mm sizes and far sizes in shape of Round, Oval, Pear, Heart, Marquies, Trillion, Buggette, Square, Octogun, Cushion, Briolette, Beads, Checker Boards, Buff Tops, Cabs and in many Fancy Shapes. The gem could be cleaned with brush or scrub gently.