Amethyst - World's most Famous and Prominent Gemstone
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) and owes its violet color to irradiation, impurities of iron and in some cases other transition metals, and the presence of other trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions.
Amethyst is a gem found within the underground and cavern layers of a world. They are obtained by breaking special blocks that have noticeable purple gemstones embedded in it.
Amethyst occurs in primary hues from a light lavender or pale violet color, to a deep purple color. Amethyst may exhibit one or both secondary hues, red and blue. High quality amethyst can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Uruguay, and the Far East.
Amethyst is the world's most famous and prominent gemstone. It is the purple color variety of quartz and has been used in personal adornment for over 2000 years. It is also the birthstone of February. Amethyst is used to produce faceted stones, cabochons, beads, tumbled stones, and many other items for jewelry and ornamental use.
Amethyst is one of the relatively few crystals that can be used with the specific purpose of improving intellectual and cerebral thought. It is very beneficial to the brain, as it can both calm and stimulate based on what is needed at the time. Amethyst balances our mind, body and spirit leaving us feeling centered and grounded, while converting our scattered thoughts into focused ideals. Amethyst also connects our physical, mental and emotional energies to the Spiritual.
Amethyst is a wonderful crystal to wear or keep as it repels all forms of negative energy from the environment.