- Birthstone: February
- Anniversary: 6th and 17th
- Color: Purple from dark to pastel hues. The Starling amethyst is a lavender-purple.
- From: Found mostly in Brazil.
- Facts & Lore: The most valued quartz variety. Ancient Greeks believed it protected one from drunkenness. W orn by St. Valentine in a ring carved like cupid. Believed to sharpen the wearer’s intelligence and rid them of evil thoughts.