Amethyst is a type of quartz that is known for its deep purple color. It is a popular gemstone that has been used for centuries for jewelry and other decorative items. The name amethyst comes from the Greek word amethystos. This is because the ancient Greeks believed that amethyst could protect against intoxication. Amethyst is the birthstone for February and is often given as a gift to celebrate the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries. It is also associated with the zodiac sign Pisces. A color pixels custom cursor with Amethyst Pixel.