Amethyst is an extremely popular purple crystal. Traditionally it was worn to prevent drunkenness, in fact the name amethyst is derived from the Greek phrase "to be intoxicated". It has far more healing properties to offer, read on to discover more.
The name carnelian comes from the latin word for flesh due to its deep orangy red colour. This crystal was used by the Egyptians to protect souls on their way to the afterlife. Jewellery has been created from carnelian for thousands of years and it was often used as a amulet for protection. Napoleon found an octagonal, inscribed carnelian seal on the battlefield in Egypt. He wore this ring at all times before leaving it to his nephew.