Purple in ancient times represented wealth, power, royalty, luxury and high spirituality, a color that only the nobility could afford. It also represented the control over ambitions, passions and over-indulgence. Furthermore, it was the color of high magic.

There is no doubt that all things purple are luring and attractive. Its color is soothing and yet one could sense its innate power. It is a rare occurring color in nature. Its rarity and exquisiteness make it a very sacred stone highly valued and revered since ancient times.

Here I will present to you few of the most beautiful purple gemstones found in this beautiful Earth Mother starting with the most well-known and much-loved Amethyst.

1- Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February. It is a powerful stone for protection, purification and cleansing. It gives you a good sleep and fights off the night-mare in your dreams.

Amethyst is believed to be able to help people recover from radiation treatment or chemotherapy. It strengthens the immune system and alleviates headaches and clears the respiratory system.

Amethyst has been used as an alternative form of medicine with miraculous healing powers. Just as it was used in ancient Greece to prevent over-indulging in alcohol, it can also help to prevent addiction to any type of drugs which includes painkillers and stimulants like coffee.

Ancient Chinese medicine prescribed ground amethyst to alleviate both physical pain and troubled mental states.

2- Another lovely purple gemstone comes from Russia and it is called Charoite. Charoite is known as the Stone of Transformation. It has the power to transmute negative energy into positive energy, sickness to health, weakness to strength and power. It energizes your complete body system and gets rid of stress and anxieties. It can help you connect with your hidden extrasensory powers and enhance your intuition.

Charoite is a truly spiritual stone that helps you to connect to higher powers and the divine. It gives you the ability and resilience to overcome misfortune, adversity and grief. It nurtures compassion and endows you with insight and empathy to help others.

It is said that Charoite can regulate blood pressures and balance the central nervous system. It can also detoxify the body from harmful toxins accumulated over the years.

3- Purple Kunzite is known as the Evening Stone. It heals resentment and anger. It helps to release tension and gives strength moving forward after a breakup. Kunzite cleanses the body from negative energy and it also clears negative energy from the environment.

Kunzite encourages us to break down the barriers that we've created around our heart supposedly for protection against traumatic and painful instances. We notice a sense of inner peace and equilibrium as we start to emanate compassion and wisdom; and this quality of being allows us to be more receptive to the love that surrounds us.

Kunzite possesses feminine energy. It is especially supportive of women and young mothers in their challenges as caring and nurturing people. It is also beneficial for children who have difficulties in adjusting to and handling other people's energies.

Kunzite helps to stimulate the intuition by first cleansing our auric shadows that dampen our creativity and obscure our "light".

4- Sugilite was first discovered in Japan. It is a most lovely purple gemstone that radiates positive energy. It is nurturing and helps to relieve stress and heartache. It also helps one deal with grief over the loss of a loved one.

Sugilite gives positive energy and helps the wearer to focus on the tasks at hand and to achieve his or her goals. It gives the feelings of spiritual love and helps to reduce stress. Sugilite has the Yang fire energy in Feng-shui.

Sugilite helps us to align our energies with the universal energy thus enabling us to attain higher states of consciousness.

The strong violet energy is extremely healing for reaching deep spiritual wisdom and love.

-5 Purple Rhodolite Garnet is the Birthstone for January. Purple Rhodolite Garnet inspires love, kindness and compassion. It helps balance the heart rate and cleanses the lungs.

Garnet was used by ancient Sumerians and Egyptians; and, as early as 3100 BC, Egyptians used garnet as inlays in their jewelry and carvings. Pharaohs wore red garnet necklaces to benefit from its mystical properties and they have also been found on the mummified remains of the Pharaohs.

Garnet emanates fire energy and this is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is also the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion, of ideas, of concepts, and sex.

Garnet is immensely protective. Like fire it burns away any threats to the wearer and brings order in the midst of upheaval.

Garnet is known as the Travelers' Stone. It gives the feeling of stability and security. It is a great promoter for a successful business, encourages love and compassion and boosts self-esteem and self-confidence.

Garnet helps heal any blood disorders and stimulates blood circulation.

6- Purple Sapphire is the Birthstone for September. It gets rid of stress and anxiety and it helps to regulate blood pressure. It makes one think more clearly and logically. Sapphire is also a bringer of wealth.

From ancient times, the sapphire have had a reputation of being a sacred gemstone. It was the gemstone sacred to Phoebus Apollo, the Greek god of light; prophecy, poetry, music and healing.

Sapphire was very important as a pharmaceutical remedy for all types of ailments of the body, from inflammation to poisons, melancholy and even flatulence.

It was used as a charm against witchcraft, treachery, quarrels between friends, evil forms of thinking and demonic influences.

Sapphire was also used in magical and religious ceremonies. For instance, it was used as an amulet that would protect the wearer from the larvae of the demonic spiritual plane, and from poisonous vermin on this material plane.

7- Purple Chalcedony is a healer’s stone. It helps in memory and clear thinking. It also improves communication. It heals blood and blood flow and releases the tension accumulated in the neck and helps heal any illness related to the throat.

As early as the Bronze Age, chalcedony was in use in the Mediterranean region. Seals made of Chalcedony have been recovered as early as 1800 BC. It was also used in Persian cylinder seals and in seals such as the carnelian intaglios, ring bezels and beads.

Chalcedony is a symbol of divine victory and passion. It has been termed the Mother Stone and was sacred to the goddess Diana.

8- Purple Star Ruby is the Birthstone for July. Purple Star Ruby is a powerful stone for protection. It is a motivator and bringer of positive energy and a great aphrodisiac. It was believed that rubies promote virility and guard against opposing forces. Burmese warriors often wore rubies in order to be invincible in battle. However, it wasn’t enough to just wear the rubies. They had to insert them into their flesh and make them part of their bodies.

As you can see, these are not just gorgeous gemstones, but also extremely magical and powerful.