Amethyst meaning and history

Amethyst a versatile gemstone

The spiritual meaning of amethyst is peace, clarity of mind and relaxes when you are stressed or having a burnout.

Amethist chakra: amethyst belongs to the seventh or crown chakra.

In the older days it was believed that amethist had magical power. The gemstone could expel drunkenness and even offers protection against witchcraft and sorcery.


Amethyst and the zodiac signs

Amethyst belongs to the zodiac sign Pisces

Amethist is the Birthstone February

Amethyst history

In ancient times the amethyst was very rare and the purple amethyst is a familiar stone by royalty and dignitaries and only reserved for members of the royal families. A wellknown amethyst parure, in possesion of the Swedish royal family, is worn at important occasions by Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria or Princess Madeleine.

The amethyst is one of the best known varieties of quartz, other examples are rose quartz, rock crystal, citrine, prasiolite and smoky quartz.

Amethyst gemstone, shades of purple

The purple amethyst occurs in shades of pale lilac (rose the France) to deep purple and is found in various locations around the world such as Brazil, Mexico, USA, Australia, India, China and Russia.

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