STONE: Amethyst is a variety of quartz that ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender depending on the presence of manganese and iron. Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve is called amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to instill a sober mind. The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness."
Stone Amazonite is named for the Amazon River in Brazil and the lush jungle region surrounding it where the original “green stones” were discovered. Like waters deep and ancient, Amazonite beckons in captivating shades of turquoise-green, promising to soothe the spirit. Its energy is as powerful as the river for which it is named, and as bold as the legendary women warriors with whom it is connected. Also called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth. Amazonite has been used in jewelry since the time of the early Mesopotamian cultures and was also worn as jewelry in pre-Columbian South and Central America. This powerful talisman was believed to have adorned the shields of the semi-mythical Amazonians, a formidable tribe of female warriors thought to live in the 10th century B.C.