Amethyst is a variety of quartz found as crystals or masses. It’s classic purple colour is due to manganese & iron inclusions. In rare pieces, it can be almost black.
It’s a powerful protective & spiritual stone.
Emotional: Amethyst is ideal for those with that struggle with their mental health, in particularly anxiety, fear and OCD. It enhances mental balance, decision making, self esteem, spirituality and helps to cope with change, public speaking, emotional overload, stress, grief/loss, rage.
Physical: Good for headaches/migraines, insomnia, hormone in balance, hearing, asthma, skin, heart, bones, teeth, stomach, liver as well as the circulatory and nervous systems. In addition it is an aid to addictions & detoxing.
Zodiac: Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Hardness on the Mohs Scale: 7
Amethyst fades in sunlight.