Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities (in some cases in conjunction with transition element impurities), and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. The hardness of the mineral is the same as quartz, thus it is suitable for use in jewelry. Amethyst occurs in primary hues from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple. Amethyst may exhibit one or both secondary hues, red and blue. The silver pattern is a common symbol that is used to activate the Crown Chakra. Amethyst is the premier spiritual stone, providing purifying, healing, and protective energies to help clear, open, and balance the Crown Chakra. Care Instructions Detergents and lotions can damage the finishing and colour of the stones / crystals. * Clean with soft 100% cotton. Disclaimer: The information provided is intended as a reference of the metaphysical and healing energies of the crystals. Their healing powers are not established and cannot be guaranteed. Crystals should never be used as a substitute for conventional medical or psychological treatment.