Amethyst is the purple variety of Quartz and is the birthstone for February.

Hardness: 7

Locations: Worldwide with abundant sources in Africa and Brazil

Astrological sign of: Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius & Capricorn

Amethyst is a stone of spirituality and contentment. It is a powerful healer and protector. Enhances psychic abilities and spiritual awareness. Amethyst bestows stability, strength, invigoration, and peace. It is also a stone of meditation, conducting calm energy to help one both enter and maintain a peaceful state. Amethyst provides fairness and flexibility in decision making. It helps provide freedom from addictive personalities.