The February birthstone, amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. At one time, only royalty could wear the gem. Ancient Greeks thought that the amethyst guarded against intoxication. In fact, amethyst comes from amethystos, a Greek word meaning “sober.” Whether you're shopping for a birthstone or a valentine gift, Lizzy's has a broad spectrum of heart-shaped lockets, rubies and pink topaz earrings, as well as Amethyst bracelets in stock in various shades of lavender to deep purple. Which occasion tops your list today . . . birthday or valentine?