Gemstone of the Week: Amethyst

Amethyst is a beautiful, semi-precious stone that varies in different shades of purple. It is supportive of the emotional body, thus restoring balance to those who are overworked and stressed. It is believed that amethyst has the power to protect its wearer from drunkenness and can calm those who are hot-tempered. Many people believe this stone can be used to ease mental anxieties. Because Amethyst promotes wisdom and greater understanding, it is a wonderful crystal that can bring comfort during grief, as its prescence communicates that death does not exist but instead, energy only transitions and changes form.