Amethyst sphere - 55mm (Indian amethyst)
Amethyst is commonly found throughout the world, most notably in Brazil and Uruguay. It is the traditional birthstone for February. Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral quartz.
Amethyst is a powerful protective stone that transmutes negative energy and guards against psychic attacks. It is said to block stress and promote a calm and tranquil environment. Some believe placing a piece under your pillow will promote a restful sleep free from nightmares.
Often referred to as the "all healer", amethyst has been known throughout history as a powerful healing stone. The ancient Greeks believed it to prevent drunkenness and overindulgence and Roman bishops wore amethyst rings for protection of the spirit.