Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and the most valued member of the quartz family. It must be purple to be amethyst, but it can display a range of shades including deep purple, light lilac, lavender and mauve.
Amethyst - it helps to bring calmness and clarity. Integrates and balances all systems of the body. Useful for meditation as it calms the mind and emotions while keeping awareness sharp and focused. Intuition is also enhanced.
Banded Amethyst: ~ is a stone all spell casters have and wear as it increases psychic gifts. Amethyst is a calming stone so is excellent to use if you suffer from insomnia. Keep it under your pillow to sleep better and to remember your dreams.