Amethyst is a beautiful, clear purple stone that varies in colour from light lavender to dark purple. It is a type of quartz with manganese impurities that give the stone the lovely purple hue.
PROPERTIES AND ASSOCIATIONS
Amethyst is associated with the Crown chakra and is said to help one find peace and connection with ones spirituality. It has been called the "stone of spirituality and contentment" as well as the "stone of meditation."
Its name is derived from the Ancient Greek word "amethystos" which means not to be intoxicated. It was believed to protect the wearer from drunkenness.