Amethyst is one of the most popular gemstones, and has been considered valuable since ancient times. Its name derives from the Greek “amethystos”, which means “not drunken”, as Amethyst in antiquity was thought to ward off drunkenness. Amethyst was once highly regarded among the precious gemstones like Ruby and Emerald, but discoveries of huge Amethyst deposits since the 1800’s have made Amethyst fairly inexpensive and very obtainable. Amethyst colors range from light to dark purple, and the transparent deep purple colors are the most highly regarded.
It is part of the quartz family found worldwide. The purple tinge to Amethyst is caused by iron impurities and by natural raditaion exposure, ie irradiation.
Most of our Amethyst jewellery is sourced from India and most of our display pieces come from Brazil.
Amethyst is known as one of the most powerful gemstones in it’s healing properties. It is a stone of spiritual protection and purification, cleansing one’s energy field of negative influences and attachments, and creating a resonant shield of spiritual Light around the body. It acts as a barrier against lower energies, psychic attack, geopathic stress and unhealthy environments.
An Amethyst crystal is a natural stress reliever that encourages inner strength and peace. The amethyst crystal stimulates the crown chakra and is an aid in meditation, helping you to calm your thoughts. Energy wise, an amethyst crystal geode has very powerful purifying, healing and transforming properties.
Just like Fluorite, 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.
The silver pattern is a common symbol that is used to activate the Crown Chakra. Amethyst is the premier spiritual stone, providing purifying, healing, and protective energies to help clear, open, and balance the Crown Chakra.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February, along with Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Sapphire, White Topaz.