Amethyst is one of the worlds most common crystals. It is a purple form of Quartz, found across the world, including Brazil, South Africa, Arizona, Mexico, Canada, Russia, Sri Lanka, and India. It has a Mohs hardness factor of 7. The word amethyst is a derivative of the greek word "amethystos" which means not drunk, and the use of amethyst as a tool to help overcome addictions, of all types, is still popular today. Because of its beautiful purple hues it has always been associated with luxury and royalty. Originally carried as an antidote against poison or protection against witchcraft the popularity of this gorgeous crystal has grown to such an extent that it is now considered the worlds most popular gemstone. Supports: Spiritual growth, awakening & connection, Meditation, Stability, Peace, Clarity, Inner strength, Focus, Expansion, Dreams, Grief, Protection