Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary energy to soothe the mind and emotions. To the ancients, it was a “Gem of Fire"; a Precious Stone worth at times in history as much as a Diamond. Amethyst has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god. Therefore, it should be no surprise that it is the traditional birthstone of that month. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality; yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety.