This specimen is gorgeous! Bright purple amethyst from Uruguay, complete with little calcite points. It's polished on the bottom, creating a wonderfully stable base.
Use Amethyst in the bedroom to aid in good sleep, good dreams, and reduce stress and anxiety.
It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache.
Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst guard against guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.