The name "amethyst" is actually derived from the Greek word for "not drunken". This stone was known in ancient Greece for being able to ward off the dangers of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and intoxication. People believed that by wearing an amethyst you would remain clear-headed and astute. This beautiful gem has been lauded as a jewel of royalty and prestige for centuries. When paired with sleek, stainless steel frames, our two Amethyst Nesting Side Tables accentuate the natural beauty of the purple stone. Combining the polished stone with stainless steel updates this modern side table set for a contemporary home.