Amethyst Gemstone meaning. Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve is called amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to instill a sober mind. The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness" and amethyst is believed to protect one from poison.
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In the ranks of crystals with metaphysical properties, few 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.
Just like Fluorite, 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 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 the north of Africa.