Charoite: The meaning of this stone relates to where it comes from, as it is named after the location where it is found, near the Chara River in Russia. Russian Charoite is very beautiful, the patterning is caused by inclusions of other minerals, such as white Calcite for example, and will vary from stone to stone. Many of the natural crystals are mainly purple but it is known to have swirling patterning of black, brown, white and lilac within the stone.
Amethyst: Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. The lovely purple amethyst is one of the most popular gemstones for jewelry and the one most associated with crystal healing. It is used for protection, intuition, spirituality, and helping to change bad habits or addictions. Amethyst jewelry and other uses date back to Neolithic times 25,000 years ago. Amethyst is the birthstone for February. It also has meaning to the astrological signs Pisces, Aries, Aquarius, and Sagittarius. Amethyst crystal is found in Russia, India, Brazil, US, Canada, Australia, and South Korea.