Amethyst ranks one of the highest crystals with metaphysical properties. Few crystals are as famous or as distinctive as amethyst. One of very few stones with its unique purple colouration, amethyst is a form of quartz that contains iron and other trace minerals within its structure.
Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is also used to eliminate impatience.
Amethyst is one of the stones that was most highly prized in the ancient world and continues to be prized by many people around the world today.
Amethyst is found all over the world, with some of the most precious deposits still found the vicinity of Greece, Italy, the Middle East, and Northern Africa.