Known as the “Gem of Fire” in ancient times, it is a variety of Quartz found in many locations around the world. It is a transparent purple variety of quartz, and available in shades of light lavender to deep purple. The color can fade when exposed to heat and strong sunshine.
Crystal healers believe that Amethyst helps to sooth and clear the mind of unnecessary thoughts and clutter while helping to strengthen the immune system and heal any imbalances that lie in the body. Its high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments, and creates a protective shield of Light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered. It initiates wisdom and greater understanding.
Where it is found: Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, US, Zambia.