Chemical formula SiO 2 (Ti 4+, Fe 3+)
Color light to dark violet
Highlight Color white
Sheen glass shine
Fracture shell-shaped, rough
Amethyst is mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Argentina, as well as in Zambia, Namibia and other African countries. In general in South America are produced larger stones, but they are lighter in color. In Africa, the stones are smaller, but are much more saturated color. Very dark amethyst in small sizes is produced in Australia.
Amethyst has long been valued as stone ornaments and amulets. Most often used in ancient times to prevent alcoholism. The word amethyst comes from the Greek word amethystos, which means “non-intoxicating”. This stone has a long history associated with religious practices. In the Egyptian “Book of the Dead” is a description of how heart-shaped amethyst is placed on the body of the deceased. Chaldean magicians have used the stone to protect against evil witchcraft and to bring success and luck. Amethyst also helps to understand the hidden knowledge. In China, the stone was given to people involved in lawsuits, as it was believed that it would help the favorable outcome of the case.
Associations: Jupiter, Neptune
Traditional birthday stone for February
Stone of Pics, Virgo, Aquarius and Capricorn
Amethyst brings clarity of mind and the subconscious
Placed on 7th crown chakra during meditation, amethyst increases concentration and increased confidence in life.
Amethyst is considered a stone that purified 7th crown chakra. Many people hold amethyst at its other stones to enhance their effectiveness.
Amethyst can be carried in a pocket and should be rubbed several times a day to increase your energy. It can be worn as a necklace neck, but the stone should be against your skin. Some people put it under your pillow when you suffer from insomnia.
Mystical properties of Amethyst