Famed for its stunning deep violet colour, this gemstone is a member of the quartz family and is linked to qualities of peace, courage and stability. Due to the rich colours, this stone has long been associated with royalty and nobility and the dark-hued stones can be seen in the British Crown Jewels.

  • Symbolism and meaning: Spirituality, contentment, security and sincerity.
  • Birthstone: February
  • Zodiac sign: Pisces
  • Mined in: America, Brazil, Uruguay, Africa, South Korea and Russia.
  • Derives from: The Greek word, ametusthis.