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At Romney, we LOVE crystals, and have them around the studio to ensure positive vibes at all times. In our effort to share our favorite tips, tricks & tid-bits, we bring you a new series: Crystal of the Month. Crystals can be used as an alternative wellness method to help find balance in one's life. This December, we have chosen to discuss the amethyst quartz.  With holiday stress and excitement in the air, it can be difficult to stay focused and centered. Read on to learn how variations of the amethyst can keep you focused and at ease...

The dark purple quartz crystal helps to improve concentration, and also helps ward off external influences. This crystal is especially useful when you are in close quarters for a long period of time with relatives. Place a few in the left hand corner of a room where you'd like to promote a little more peace and tranquility!

The light purple or "Cape Amethyst" promotes peace, spirituality, clarification, and meditation.  Place one in your bedroom (or directly under your bed) to improve intuition, have clear dreams, and improve sleep quality.

The medium purple amethyst is best utilized for alertness, justice and inner peace. It can also help one overcome grief or loss. 

For those wanting to take Amethyst therapy one step further, we recommend the Amethyst BioMat.

According to the company's website,  "The Biomat is a revolutionary healing technology that combines the power of Infrared Rays and Negative Ions conducted through Amethyst Crystals to deliver targeted pain relief, blood circulation, and support for your immune system. Engineered by a group of doctors and scientists, the Biomat is an FDA Class II Medical Device used for the relief of minor muscle pain, minor joint pain and stiffness, join paint associated with arthritis, muscle spasms, minor sprains, minor strains, minor muscular back pain, relaxation of muscles, and temporary increase of local circulation where applied."

Click here for more information on the Amethyst BioMat.