Collection: Amethyst

Semi-precious amethyst is a gemstone that ranges in hue from light lilac to deep purple. Its name, "Amethyst," is derived from the Ancient Greek phrase "Amethystos," which means "not drunk," since it was thought to have calming, stabilizing properties.

Amethyst was known to the ancient Greeks as phonolite, or "the wine subduer," because they employed it to control their alcohol consumption during Dionysian festivals. Due to its soothing qualities, amethyst has also gained popularity among several religious leaders and social reformers, including John Wesley, Martin Luther, and Pope Pius IX. Many people wear it to improve their aura, and other people use it as a meditation stone.