Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is also used to eliminate impatience. Amethyst is one of the stones that was most highly prized in the ancient world, and continues to be prized by many people today. The word Amethyst actually means "Undrunk" in ancient greek and the stone was used to help with sobriety in past. It is still used extensively as a device to stop addiction today.