The Artist’s Stone
Amethyst is a variety of quartz that is characterized by its purple color. Amethyst comes from the Greek word amethystos, which means “not intoxicated.” This is a reference to the belief that amethyst could prevent drunkenness. Amethyst is found in many parts of the world, but the finest specimens come from Brazil. Amethyst has been used throughout history for both jewelry and ornamental purposes. Today, it is still a popular gemstone, and many believe that it has metaphysical properties. Amethyst is said to promote calmness, peace, and inner strength.