Amethyst is a crystal with a range of shades between purple and violet, but it can also come in other varieties. It’s a calming stone and has meditative qualities that offer grounding and tranquility. The amethyst crystal is also known for providing inner healing, spiritual awareness, psychic abilities, positive transformation and communication.
We have a large variety of pieces in many different forms that may include tumbled amethyst, spheres, points, clusters and interesting carvings. We also have some gemstone jewelry for everyday wear and sets that can be the perfect gifts! Read more about amethyst at the bottom of the page!
Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family. It is formed and found deep inside igneous volcanic rocks. There needs to be the right environment for them to bloom which includes silica and ferric iron that meet inside the hollowed- out rocks. The traces of iron and other impurities give it that unique very well- known purple coloring we all can recognize. Depending on the components in the mineral, there can also be variations such as Ametrine, Mossy Amethyst, Cape Amethyst and others.
Amethyst gets its name from the Greek word “améthystos“ which means “not intoxicated”. This points out that the gemstone is known for encouraging balance, serenity and clarity into the users’ life.
It is a silicate mineral. It measures a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale which means it is a hard crystal that is durable. The rock’s surface when fractures appear in the mineral is uneven and conchoidal.
What does Amethyst look like?
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz crystal found in a light lavender to deep purple coloring in its typical form, but read on for more. Amethyst can range from translucent to opaque, but it is most commonly found as translucent with an opaque base where it had formed in the cracks of a rock or a geode. You can identify Amethyst by its hardness, fractures, shape, and stripes that may be present. But let’s be honest, most people know a classic amethyst when they see it! : )
This crystal has conchoidal fractures (circular fractures that look like ripples in water) when a large raw chunk is broken. When looking into the gem, you may see a feather or fingerprint pattered texture inside of the stone. Amethyst has a hexagonal crystalline structure, meaning that it will always have six sides.It is typical to find amethyst with phantoms, growth patterns with an ombre hue, and even chevron lines.
What color is amethyst?
Amethyst gets its purple coloring from irradiation, impurities of iron, and other metals and miners like hematite and chlorite present in the mineral.This crystal may have slight hues of red, green or black that will range from gray, to pink and more.If can have growth patterns from a rough chunk, to a tiny druzy and up to a super chunky point formation.Amethysts can grown stalactites or ‘eyes’ when they are cut or polished.It’s truly a versatile stone in appearance.
This Stone is one of the most valuable members of the quartz family and is often used in jewelry, tumbled into pocket stones, or left raw and used as decoration or incorporated into a person’s meditation routine.
Where does Amethyst come from?
A very common crystal that can be found all around the world, mainly in South and North America as well as Africa. One of the biggest deposits were discovered in Brazil which is still the largest global producer today. Some other places where this crystal might be found are Uruguay, India, Greece, Italy and the Middle East.
What does amethyst do?
Amethyst is known for its calming energy which will soothe and bring balance into your life. For those who struggle with spiraling thoughts and anxiety this crystal can provide you with the relief and focus you need. This crystal is also well known for its abilities to increase psychic capacity and bring you closer to your intuition. Along with these benefits, you can use Amethyst to help you with sleep struggles as well. Additionally, it connects to the Crown Chakra which means that you will be able to connect to the wider world and your inner wisdom.
Amethyst is thought to relieve stress, anger, irritability, fear, and anxiety. Because this crystal can bring overall happiness, It is also placed throughout the house to keep spirits up.
How to use amethyst in Feng Shui
A popular jewelry pick amongst crystal lovers because it can clear the mind perfectly and get rid of anything that might be pulling you down. You can also achieve this effect by carrying a tumbled stone in your pocket. It’s not only an eye- catching piece for your home, it’s also another way to bring the useful energy in your space. By placing it in the Xun area you can invite wealth and if you’re struggling with restlessness you should put it in your bedroom according to Feng Shui. It’s also the perfect gift for your Pisces loved ones because it is considered to be one of their birthstones.
More about Amethyst
Amethyst is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, meaning that it is as hard or harder than steel. A HUGE percentage of amethyst comes from Brazil, likely second from Uruguay.They account for the most commonly recognized amethyst clusters that you see out and about.
Chakra: Third Eye and Crown
Localities: South Korea, Russia, Austria, Brazil, Uruguay, Africa, The United States, India and Madagascar