Element: Air

Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata

Chakra: Third Eye & Crown

Zodiac / Star Sign: Pisces, Aquarius, Virgo & Capricorn

Affirmation: “I am awake, aware, conscious & open to every opportunity”

Meanings & Uses: Amethyst may activate spiritual awareness, open your intuition & enhance psychic abilities if you’d like to discover more about yourself. It can calm & stimulate your mind, helping you become more focused – enhancing memory & improving your motivation & drive. Amethyst also assists in remembering & understanding dreams.  It relieves insomnia, helping you have a restful night’s sleep & it can encourage selflessness & spiritual wisdom.

How To Cleanse: Physically, amethyst is safe to cleanse with soap & warm water. Energetically you can cleanse amethyst in all the traditional ways. For example, amethyst can be cleansed under the full moon (if clouds are present – don’t worry, the moons energy will still connect), you can bury it, cleanse it with sage or pair it with selenite – these are just a few examples you could try.

Mineral Origin: Russia was the main country discovering amethyst until the late 19th century, then larger deposits were discovered in Brazil. Amethyst used to also be as rare as ruby, sapphire & emerald, but then amethyst was suddenly in abundance from the discovery. Today, the largest sources of amethyst are found in Africa & South America.

Uses in History: Ancient Greeks wore amethyst & carved cups from it with the belief that it would prevent intoxication from drinking alcohol. Over the ages, powerful & rich monarchs used amethyst as a symbol of royalty & amethysts even decorate the British Crown Jewels. Fine amethysts have also been set in religious jewellery for many centuries. It was once considered equal in value to ruby, emerald, & sapphire when it was still classed as rare – before the larger deposits were discovered around the world.

Mineral Composition & Formation: Amethyst is a variety of quartz & its chemical composition is silicon dioxide SiO2. Quartz is formed from lava flows, specifically when gas pockets become trapped, allowing crystals to begin to form inside the cavity where the gas is trapped. It is gifted its violet colour due to irradiation, inclusions of iron & in some variation’s other metals. There are various types of amethyst, such as black amethyst which gets its darker colour from inclusions of hematite. There is also pink amethyst, chevron amethyst, prasiolite (green amethyst) & ametrine (amethyst & citrine).

Discover Amethyst: You can view our beautiful selection of Amethyst pieces HERE.