Amethyst, the birthstone for February, gets its color from iron. It's name originates from Greek meaning "not drunken" and it was often worn as an amulet against inebriation. Today, Amethyst is seen as a meditative, calming stone that encourages spiritual wisdom and creativity. It's said to cleanse negative influences and attachments from one's energy, and help one identify the root cause of negative behavior. This gemstone is a must have for any collector or healer.