Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz stone found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil and the far East. The name comes from the ancient Greek words a – “not”, methyo- “intoxicate”, as they believed that the stone protected the wearer from intoxication, or simply from negative behavior. Amethyst is a natural stress reliever that encourages inner strength and intuition to its wearer. It is a crystal of spiritual growth and protection. It brings clarity of the mind to their owner and helps you to get in tune with yourself on a much deeper level. Amethyst repels negative energy and attracts positive energy. It is believed to be a potent protective stone for the home, as it has one of the strongest powers to repel negative auras or influences.