- Mineral: Quartz
- Chemistry: SiO2
- Color: Purple
- Refractive Index: 1.544 to 1.553
- Birefringence: 0.009
- Specific Gravity: 2.66
- Mohs Hardness: 7
Amethyst was as expensive as ruby and emerald until the 19th Century, when Brazil’s large deposits were discovered. It was believed to prevent intoxication—amethystos means “not drunk” in ancient Greek. Today, as the most valued quartz variety, amethyst is in demand for designer pieces and mass-market jewelry alike, and its purple to pastel hues retain wide consumer appeal.
Amethyst prevents drunkenness and has a sobering effect on overindulgence, it supports sobriety.
It overcomes addiction and blockages of all kinds.
Amethyst strengthens the cleansing and eliminating organs and circulatory system.
Amethyst helps you break free from addictions, including those to food, sex, prescription and non prescription drugs.
Amethyst boosts production of hormones, and tunes the endocrine system and metabolism.
It strengthens the immune system.
Amethyst is an excellent cleanser for the blood.
Amethyst relieves physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress and blocks geopathic stress.
It eases headaches and releases tension.
This stone reduces bruising, injuries, and swellings, and treats hearing disorders.
Amethyst heals diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders, and disease of the digestive tract.
It is beneficial for the intestines, regulating flora, removing parasites, and encouraging re-absorption of water. Amethyst treats insomnia and brings restful sleep.
Amethyst eases headaches, diseases of the brain and head.
Amethyst healing properties are as plentiful as the stone itself. It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. As it is linked to the crown chakra, it is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts. This includes the negativity of stress and anxiety, which is why many meditate with amethyst so as to rid themselves of that darkness. Amethyst healing properties are especially useful in regards to work-related stress, because the stone is also associated with abundance; therefore relieving stress while emanating prosperity. The amethyst properties which facilitate intuition and communication can also be applied to increased work effectiveness.