Pale lavender to deepest violet.
(Purple is the color of Spirit)
The name "amethyst" comes from the Greek word meaning "against
drunkenness." This was perhaps due to a belief that amethyst would ward
off the effects of alcohol, but most likely the Greeks were referring
to the wine-like color of some varieties of the stone. Amethyst is the
purple variety of the mineral quartz
and is a popular gemstone. Amethyst can occur as elongated prismatic
crystals which have a six sided pyramid at either end. They can also
form as druze which are crystalline encrustations, typically within geodes, that only show the pointed terminations of each crystal.
Amethyst is a member of the quartz group, the most common crystal. It is
well known for powerful intuitive energy. An extremely protective stone with
a high spiritual vibration, it is a stone of sobriety and spirituality. It
can calm the mind and help connect you to your spiritual side. The name for
amethyst derives from the Greek and Roman belief that the stone helped
protect against drunkenness. Vessels for alcoholic beverages were made from
the gemstone. To gift a purple amethyst is a gift of deep passion.
Found in India, Africa, Brazil, Britain as well as many other places.