Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. The name comes from the Ancient Greek word that means "intoxicated." It is in reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness; the ancient Greeks and Romans wore amethyst and made drinking vessels of it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.
Amethyst has been in use for thousands of years in magic, healing and psychic empowerment. Its violet color makes this one of the most sought after variety of quartz. It has a large number of qualities and uses that have been given it over the years and it is said to be a stone that radiates energy which has often been referred to as the purple ray.
It is referred to as a Spiritual Stone because its color violet is same as that of the crown chakra. Meditation with it helps one in reaching the spiritual aspect of the universe.
Calms emotions and reduces stress.
Helps the holder of the stone to have a more optimistic and uplifting perspective.
A powerful amulet for travelers.
It is used as a transmitter of the healing power of the universe.
It is used to increase psychic awareness.
It is kept with other divination tools to enhance their qualities.
Placing it under the pillow helps insomniacs and induces prophetic dreams.
Used to induce harmony.