AMETHYST: Various hues of purple colors, amethyst is known through history as the “Stone of Fire” and was once nearly as popular and esteemed as the diamond. Amethyst’s properties and elements make it a “sobering” stone, good for warding off overindulgence—not only of substances, but also of negative energy that we sometimes feed off of out of habit. It has been used throughout religious history to attain a connection to the Divine. Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye Chakra, enhancing psychic abilities and intuition. It is also a wonderful talisman for any creative pursuit, as it clears the energy from underneath our psyche, which can be full of doubt at times, and carves out some space from which we can allow our deepest desires and passions to come forth. We often use amethyst in POUND pieces because we love the color and find powerful roots in its detoxifying nature.