Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz and the birthstone for February.
Its lilac to deep purple hues can be cut into many shapes and sizes, and it can be manufactured in a lab as well as mined.
The gem also represents the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries.
St Valentine, the patron of romantic love wore an Amethyst ring carved with the image of cupid.
If your birthday is in February, then wearing an amethyst can also be a symbol of personal empowerment and inner strength.
Consider buying a stunning amethyst for the king or queen of your heart – or treat yourself to a stunning present.