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Amethyst

Amethyst is a beautiful purple quartz variety. We love it! Amethyst is a beloved stone because of its beautiful mysterious color and many wonderful properties such as promoting inner peace.

Healing properties and meaning of amethyst

Amethyst is said to provide balance, peace and protection. For this reason, amethyst is often recommended for big life changes and at times when you could use some extra courage. Amethyst is said to promote inner peace and relaxation. When you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, stress and sadness, amethyst could very well reassure you. Amethyst also seems to enhance the effect and energy of other crystals, sounds ideal!

How to use amethyst

Besides our charms, connectors and beads with which you can make beautiful jewelry, there are other applications for amethyst. Amethyst is often used in meditation because it would promote inner peace, but also because it would create self-insight. You can also carry the stone in your pocket at all times. It is thought that you can then at any time 'use' the beautiful properties of amethyst.

Amethyst is 1 of the 3 stones of the golden triangle

The so-called 'golden triangle' is a combination of amethyst, rose quartz and rock crystal. The effects of these three gemstones fit perfectly together and are said to reinforce each other. Together they would create a calming, loving harmony with lots of positive energy.

How to care for my amethyst

Amethyst can be taken care of in different ways. For example, you can cleanse it in water and charge it in moonlight. Note: from too much sunlight, the color can fade.

Where does amethyst come from?

Amethyst grows as a big geode (a kind of round stone). When you open an amethyst geode, you see the beautiful purple sparkles.
A geode is formed when a gas bubble is trapped in magma. Through various natural processes (which can take millions of years!) and the hot temperature cooling, crystals form in the gas bubble which then turns into stone. Many types of crystals and gemstones are formed this way. Super interesting that you are carrying something that can be millions of years old!

Amethyst is mined in almost all over the world; common deposits are Brazil, Madagascar, Zambia, Uruguay, India, Canada, Mexico, Namibia, Russia, Sri Lanka, and the United States.

History

Amethyst comes from the Greek amethustos and means "not drunk". In ancient times amethyst was used in an amulet to keep drunken people away, but also to not get drunk yourself. This way, one could drink a few wines without unpleasant consequences (whether this really worked we will leave aside for now). There are also carafes (drinking bottles) made of amethyst, from which people drank wine. The amethyst was associated with the purple color of wine and with wine gods. Amethyst was used as a protection in many different cultures, including the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians. Graves have been found of medieval knights who carried an amethyst to protect themselves during wars.

Which birthstone and horoscope match with amethyst

Each month has a birthstone to match. If you were born in February, then amethyst suits you and will give you extra strength.
Amethyst fits the horoscopes virgin, ibex, waterman and pisces.
Of course any stone can be good for you, try to sense it and see which one(s) you like.

Which chakra belongs to amethyst

Amethyst fits perfectly with the crown chakra and the third eye chakra because it is said to promote your intuition, self-insight and spirituality.

How does amethyst get its color

Amethyst occurs in various shades of purple. This purple color is caused by iron and manganese. High heat (470-750 degrees Celsius) can cause yellow, red or green colors in the stone.

Chemical composition: Sillicon Dioxide (SiO2)
Mohs hardness: 7
Hardness: 2.65