Amethyst is a violet variety of Quartz and is the birthstone for February. It comes in rich tones of deep purple right through to pale lilac.
Most of the world’s amethyst is mined in South America – particularly Uruguay and Brazil, but it is also found in South Korea.
Amethyst is associated with wisdom, relaxing the mind and promoting patience. It is perfect for those starting out with crystal healing and mediation as it has a variety of uses and is a grounding stone, particularly good for blocking negative energy.