Amethyst is the geological name for the purple variety of the mineral quartz. Due to the rich saturation of colour these stones can look quite dark. When held up towards the light their true magnificence immediately becomes apparent.
Birthstone for the month of February, amethyst is a popular gemstone with a history dating back thousands of years. Stones can be faceted or be shaped as cabochons and tumbled crystals are widely used in holistic therapies such as reiki and crystal healing. When used for metaphysical purposes amethyst is said to be a stone of spirituality and contentment which clears the aura and brings stability, strength and infinite peace. It's a perfect companion for meditation due to its calming and peaceful energies and brings with it serenity, composure and an innate ability to manage responsibilities effectively.
These crystals are AAA grade South African amethyst. Weights and sizes vary slightly from piece to piece but they're classified as a medium sized stone.
Empathic warriors are stones which have at some point in time sustained some kind of damage, usually a chip or fracture. With rocks and minerals having evolved over millions of years we do not believe in throwing them away. These pieces are available to buy at a significantly reduced price. Empathic warriors are not always available. More information can be found in our article on empathic warrior crystals.