This gorgeous variety of quartz comes in shades of pale purple to deep violet in colour. Amethyst is believed to be a very powerful protective stone, and its uses seem nearly endless. Sometimes referred to as the 'Stone of Sobriety' it was thought to help a person recover from physical addictions as well as addictive relationships. It also magnifies positive vibes while cleansing the body of negative energy. Amethyst jewelry is great for naturally relieving stress once placed against the skin. Place amethyst in your home or office to cleanse the area of negative energies, and in the bedroom to protect against nightmares and insomnia.
Chakra Associations: Third Eye + Crown Astrological Associations: Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces + Virgo Origin: Brazil
Peridot: Healing | Protective | Comforting
Peridot is believed to carry a positive energy that would be helpful for those going through traumatic emotional situations. This stone is thought to connect strongly with the Heart Chakra, and that connection is thought to give Peridot an ability to bring out unconditional love in people. Those working on decentering their ego may find this Heart Chakra stone to be helpful. Working with the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras, Peridot is believed to help better understand the important role of relationships (platonic, romantic, etc.) in our lives, making this an excellent stone to have during social activities. The protective aspect of this crystal is thought to come from keeping the chakras aligned and balanced. The maintenance energy of this semi-precious stone is believed to provide a comforting and upbeat vibration to anyone nearby. According to various folklore, Peridot is believed to attract money, abundance, protect from bad spirits, and ease childbirth.
Chakra Associations: Solar Plexus + Heart Astrological Associations: Leo, Virgo, Scorpio + Sagittarius Origin: Brazil