Amethyst is a type of quartz. It ranges in color from very pale lavender to deep purple and all shades in between. It is a healing, calming, spiritual stone that purifies the aura, enhances mental focus, memory and dreams. It's also called the "sobriety stone" because it can help you in your efforts to overcome overindulgence and addictions. It's an excellent healing stone for someone dealing with emotional loss or grief. Amethyst, when cleansed, can be used to purify other crystals. This stone resonates with the brow and crown chakras.
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