(light purple to dark purple; hardness 7; Occurrence: Brazil, Sri Lanka, USA, Russia, India, etc.) Powerful healer and protector. Amethyst calms the mind, helps to cope with pain both physical and emotional. Good for preventing addictive behavior. Develops intuition, aids meditation. Amethyst also stimulates throat chakra, clears the area, helps to relieve headaches and improve memory. An amethyst person is spiritual and thoughtful. Seeking higher values rather than practical things.