Amethyst is a stone used in the stimulation of the Crown Chakra, good for helping with poor coordination and clumsiness, general lack of interest and short attention span.
A popular myth regarding the origins of Amethyst comes from the Greeks, Dionysis, the God of wine and celebration, was drunkenly pursuing a mortal woman names Amethyse. She was not very keen on him so she prayed to Artemis. The Goddess took pity upon her and turned her into stone. Dionysis, upon seeing his love turned to a statue of quartz, wept tears of wine over her and she turned purple.
Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family, the colour ranges from pale to deep purple, the colour comes from trace amounts of iron and aluminium. Amethyst has been prized for its beauty and legendary energies for thousands of years.