The size, shape and colour of the product you will receive may differ slightly from the product shown in the image. Classification: Quartz Location: Africa, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, India, Siberia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, and the USA Formation: Amethyst forms in geode clusters. The gem gains its colour from gamma irradiation and trace amounts of Iron. Chakra: Third Eye, Crown & Etheric Element: Wind Mohs Hardness Scale: 7 Zodiac: Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius & Pisces Metaphysical Properties: Amethyst is said to be a powerful and protective stone. It is believed it can guard against psychic attacks, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer or holder from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. The first gemstone use dates back centuries. Whether as a symbol in trinkets or jewellery.? As well as for their healing properties, for both physical and mental health. This is still very much the case today. Some will use gemstones for meditation, reiki and other forms of healing practises or simply carrying them around. Chakra stones activate, balance, or amplify the energy of the chakras. Crystal healing is based on the belief that stones or crystals have natural healing abilities. And that they can be activated to rouse the energy around them. No matter what your reason is for looking at these gemstones. They are superb and great to have around whether for beauty or their healing.