Amethyst is known for its deep purple color that resonates with the Third Eye Chakra. This stone has a trigonal crystal system**. It’s element is cardinal Wind. It does range from a pale purple which is a Veracruz Amethyst to a rich deep purple color. Found in Brazil, Bolivia Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia the USA and Europe it is quite a common stone. Still considered precious it has been prized for its beauty since before 25,000 BC.
In the photo top left is an Amethyst geode having multiple points, center top is an Amethyst found along the lake here in Michigan, top right is a rough pillar, two thumb type tumbled stones on either side. In the center of the photo there are tumbled Chevron Amethyst as well as Elestial Amethyst, and even some rough Chevron Amethyst’s. An Amethyst Pendulum and circled in the chain is a Veracruz Amethyst! Because of its close relationship with quartz (they are from the same family) with its Moh’s hardness of 7 makes it perfect to use in jewelry, accessories, rings, necklaces, earrings, and beads!
It’s been said this is the anti-intoxication stone*. I’ve heard of a myth where a goblet was made using this crystal and said to keep the ability to maintain a clear head while imbibing in alcohol. This crystal helps to keep the user from alcohol overuse and keeping your aura clear. This stone can be used to combat many health issues beyond combating drugs and alcohol abuse. It not only is a general healing stone, it works with the nervous system, brain and blood. I believe this stone is so powerful in its healing properties I typically am reaching for Amethyst to wear personally but use it in almost every healing layout I do!
**Source: The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian