For centuries, historians and jewellery lovers alike have been enchanted by the mystique of Amethyst. A member of the mineral quartz family, Amethyst radiates a wide array of regal purple hues ranging from sparkling lilac to sultry deep violet.
Amethyst is associated with spirituality, sobriety, security and wisdom. It is also the zodiac stone for the constellation of Pisces. The alluring gemstone has been the focus of many intriguing myths and legends throughout history.
The name “amethyst” is derived from Greek, meaning “not drunken.” According to Ancient Greek lore, the stone could ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and intoxication, and keep the wearer clear headed and quick witted. The color purple was traditionally the color of royalty and amethyst was used to adorn the richest and most powerful monarchs and rulers.
Amethyst is a powerhouse stone. It vibrates at a high frequency creating a bubble of spiritual protection against negative energy. It awakens higher consciousness, assists in wise decision making free of emotional confusion and facilitates meditation and intuition. This crystal is also great for memory improvement and healing.
Amethyst is also a stone of purification, cleansing ones energy field of negative influences and attachments, and creating a resonant shield of spiritual light around the body. It acts as a barrier against lower energies, psychic attack, geopathic stress and unhealthy environments.