The color can vary from a pale pinkish violet to a dark blue violet. Amethyst are found at many places all over the world .The most important producer of gem amethysts are Brazil and Uruguay. However the color of the amethyst may vary from light to darker due to its varying chemical composition from region to region.
Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst to guard against negative feelings such as guilt and fear. It was worn as a protection from self – deception, as well as protection from witchcraft. It can also be used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.