Amethyst is a type of quartz. Its color is caused by the presence of manganese. The stone is well-known for its ability to soothe the mind and emotions. In ancient history, his value was equal to diamond.
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Crystal system: triclinic
Mineral class: oxids, quartz group
Color: violet, purple
Composition: SiO₃+(Al, Fe, Ca, Mg, Li, Na)
Hardness Mohs: 7
Chakra: third eye
Zodiac sign: Acquarius, Aries, Virgo
From Greek "a-methystos", meaning not drunk.
Amethyst is a type of quartz. Its color is caused by the presence of manganese. The stone is well-known for its ability to soothe the mind and emotions. In ancient history, his value was equal to diamond. It is mined in many locations. The most famous mines are in Brazil and Uruguay. The name originates from the Greek “ametusthos” which means ‘not intoxicated’.
Amethyst is an “all healer” stone for people, plants, and animals and is considered as a natural tranquilizer.
This stone is very supportive of the emotional body. It assists people who are overworked, stressed or suffer from mental anxieties. It alleviates physical, psychical tensions and headaches and transmits peaceful sustaining energy that can be useful in the process of overcoming addictions.
On the physical level, it supports oxygenation of blood, digestion and the heart. It heals skin problems, hearing disorders and an overactive mind.
Amethyst is an excellent stone to harmonize living spaces and is great for the garden. Positioned next to plants, it supports their healthy growth.
It is connected to the third eye and the heart chakra.