Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family, ranging in color from pale to deep purple, and even in a few varieties, it is comprised of trace amounts of iron and aluminum. Amethyst is known to have been used since around 25,000 B.C. in ancient Egypt, often as beads and amulets for jewelry. Amethyst has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, durable and beautiful. It is said to be used for protection, purification, divine connection and to aid in the release of addiction. It's element is wind and it is associated with the following chakras: Third Eye (6th), crown (7th), etheric (8th), and above the head.
*Gemstone information gathered from "The Book of Stones" by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian. Pick this book up for an in-depth description of almost every stone on Earth!