Amethyst- named after the Greek ‘amethystos’ which means “not intoxicated”- was believed to protect its owners from drunkenness, thus amethyst helps promote sobriety. A very powerful gemstone, amethyst is known as “the stone of peace”. According to Buddhist beliefs, this gemstone brings peace and harmony to meditation. Amethyst serves as a natural tranquilizer relieving stress, soothing irritability, alleviating sadness, and dissolving negativity. A healing and purifying stone, amethyst strengthens the immune system.