The mineral amethyst is great at attracting positive energy and clearing away the negative energy — including emotions such as anxiety, stress and fear. A quartz amethyst can assist with purifying the energy field of negative energy and act as an energetic shield.
As far back as 10,000 BC the Neolithic people in Europe, and ancient Egyptians, prized the amethysts for their legendary beauty and energy. Greek and Roman societies placed them in high regard because of their healing powers.
They were considered a gemstone of royalty, having been used in crowns, sceptres and rings of bishops. The name 'amethyst' comes from the Greek, ‘ametusthos’, meaning 'not intoxicated.' The're also known as 'the gem of fire’ by the ancient Greeks.
On top of soothing emotions and providing protection, they can bring inner strength and clarity. It’s a great mediation stone, helping one to get to know themselves a bit easier and to go deeper.