Amethyst is a popular purple-colored variety of quartz that contains manganese. It is the manganese that produces Amethyst's purple color; the iron content in the stone determines the relative darkness of the purple.
The strong healing powers of Amethyst can transmute lower vibrations to higher frequencies, transforming negative energy to love energy. Amethyst connects the physical plane with higher realm, making it a good choice when working with the Third Eye Chakra. Amethyst provides a wonderful peaceful energy for meditations, and helps with developing intuition and psychic abilities.
Amethyst opens and activates the Crown Chakra as well, allowing easier access to the divine. Amethyst enhances spiritual awareness and spiritual wisdom, promoting a higher state of consciousness.