Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family. Its colors vary from pale to to dark purple. Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection. It can be an aid in helping to curb overindulgences, such as smoking, drinking, and other bad habits. It stimulates the Crown Chakra and is an aid to meditation, it helps to still one’s thoughts. Amethyst enhances memory and improves motivation, making you more able to set realistic goals. It is one of the most spiritual stones, promoting love of the divine, giving insights into its true nature and spiritual wisdom. Amethyst works especially well when combined with moldavite.