Amethyst is the purple variety of Quartz. The purple colouration is due to ferrous iron impurities. Amethyst is found worldwide.
Amethyst is a natural tranquiliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.