Amethyst is the most highly valued stone in the quartz family and its main deposits are in Brazil. Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It is known as a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. It also alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst symbolizes deep love, happiness, humility, sincerity and wealth. It can display a range of shades including deep purple, light lilac, lavender pink (Rose the France) and mauve.
Fun facts: The ancient Greeks already knew about the attributes of gems and infused their wine with amethysts to improve its taste, and for this reason, amethyst means “the non-intoxicable” in classical Greek.
Birth Stone month: February.
Birth Stone zodiac: Aries and Pisces.