Amethyst is a lilac to dark purple, transparent stone with a glassy sheen. The stone belongs to the macrocrystalline family. Green Amethyst is created by heating purple Amethyst and is called Prasiolite. The stone also comes in colours such as purple, blue, violet and this can diverge from very light to very dark.
Amethyst has a protective and purifying effect. The stone promotes self-insight and helps you to be honest with yourself. The stone also gives insight into emotional processes through which certain (painful) experiences can be processed. Together with rock crystal and rose quartz it creates a harmonic atmosphere. Amethyst also has a cleansing effect on the body and a positive influence on the nervous system, headaches and migraines and sleeping problems.
Amethyst is found all over the world but the largest sites are Uruguay and Brazil.
Amethyst belongs to the zodiac sign Pisces.