Amethyst is found in India , Sri Lanka, Russia, Brazil, America, Bolivia and many other countries.
Its name comes from the Greek 'amethustos' which means 'not drunk' and the ancient Greeks made drinking goblets from it believing that drinking from an Amethyst vessels would counteract the inebriation!
It works against addictions of all kinds from drugs to smoking and on another level against addictions like overeating and other compulsivenesses.
It is the stone of the Ajna Chakra and also the Sarasraha Chakra. It aids in meditation and higher development. It gives us balance, peace and patience.
Amethyst embodies the power of the violet flame and it is the stone to use to come into contact with the ascended masters, paticularly St. Germaine.
Green Amethyst is also known as Prasiolite and this stone carries with it the powers of the purple amethyst with the added advantage of also working on the Anahata Chakra to bring uncondition love for the whole of creation.
Amethyst is connected with Neptunus (water God) and it good for people born under the sun sign Aquarius.