Amythyst has been used to buy castles and kingdoms in ages past. Once a symbol of royalty and used as an amulet against drunkeness this stone has always captured the hearts of people worlwide. Amethyst gets its color from irradiation and trace iron particles in its matrix. It is believed to be a natural tranquiliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.