Amethyst Cabs

One of the best known gemstones and minerals, amethyst is a form of purple quartz. It is found in crystal form and the color comes from included iron or manganese. Collectors appreciate the beautiful crystal groups and it can be faceted or formed into cabachons. If it is heated, it cam be transformed into citrine. The hardness is 7.
Metaphysical properties: Amethyst is known for the ability to heal and provide serenity and peace. It is an excellent mineral for meditation.