Rudraksha (Shiva's Teardrops) are beads are believed to provide a kind of protective energy for the wearer, to shield them from various circumstances, places and individuals they may encounter in their daily life.
Amethyst is paired with Rudraksha beads to soothe the mind and emotions, it also enhances clarity and brings balance, and serenity to the mind. Amethyst was also reputed to control evil thoughts, increase intelligence and render men shrewd in business matters. For travelers it was worn as a protection from treachery, kept soldiers from harm and gave them victory over their enemies. It was considered to be a powerful psychic stone of protection against witchcraft and black magic.
Throughout history the special virtue of Amethyst has been that of preventing drunkenness and overindulgence. Amethyst can be useful in assisting one in overcoming addiction by neutralizing the effects of drugs on brain function while conveying its own peaceful energy.