Amethyst is a purple variety of Quartz that occurs around the world. It is often the very first gemstone that a person will begin their collection with, due to its abundance, beauty, and relatively good price compared to other stones.
Amethyst can vary in color from a light lilac, to a very dark purple, and can vary in price according to the grade. Amethyst is also great in jewelry, as it sets well and is a durable stone.
In ancient times, Amethyst was thought to prevent intoxication. The name Amethyst actually translates to “not drunk”. Today it is associated with addiction recovery, helping to encourage sobriety success.
In energy work, Amethyst is associated with intuition and decision making. It works with the 3rd eye, and is a fantastic meditative tool. Amethyst is the only stone that both calms and energizes. It calms the mind to help make good, well thought out decisions, then energizes it to put the plan into action.