Amethyst is the stone of love, an antidote to drunkenness, and a cure for evil thoughts. All the makings for a romantic Valentines Day brought to you by February’s birthstone, amethyst. St. Valentine, the patron of romantic love, wore an amethyst ring carved with the image of Cupid. The astrologist, Camillo Leonardi, wrote that it was thought to heighten ones intelligence. The once rare and tremendously expensive stone worn only by royals is now more readily available and affordable thanks to large deposits found in Brazil. Amethyst is a beautiful purple color that is well matched with white gold, yellow gold, and looks spectacular with rose gold. Whether you were born in February, love Valentine’s Day, or just hope to drink all night without the side affects, this is the stone for you.