Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz. The name comes from the Greek word "amethystos", which means not drunk. That is, in ancient times the amethyst gem was thought to prevent alcoholism. The color of amethyst can be deep, light purple, or smoky purple. This is a popular gem. As a mineral specimen, amethyst is famous for its color and beautiful crystal shapes. Amethyst is a stone that is very attractive to stone collectors.
Amethyst crystal is known among healers as a stone that gives strength and mental stability and provides a balance between physical, emotional, and intellectual conditions. They also believe that wearing amethyst jewelry will make them smarter in business matters. It is also used to treat many disorders of the digestive system, heart, nervous system, skin, and hearing.
Amethyst is found in Mexico, Vera Cruz, Guerrero, Brazil, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul, Baha'i, Maraba, Canada, Uruguay, and Africa. The crystals from Africa are large in size but not attractive. Unlike Brazilian crystals, Uruguayan crystals are usually colored. Even other precious gemstones are often compared to their color and beauty.