Amethyst - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Amethyst Last updated : July 20, 2019 6:33 AM

Amethyst, the violet-purple variety of quartz often used as an adornment in jewellery. Among the several varieties of quartz, Amethyst is the semi-precious stone believed to be worn by the people born in February.

The ancient Greeks and Romans considered amethyst as an intoxicant, and hence they used to wear amulets made out of amethyst and use amethyst vessels as protection against drunkenness and in battle.

The healing properties of amethyst crystal are unique among the other crystals that are available and is found in abundance by the benevolence of Mother Nature. Amethyst is the most affordable gemstone to choose from other; however the more intense and deeper its purple color goes, the more expensive it becomes. It is good to keep a cluster or a tall geode, or a small rock of amethyst in the home, office, or shop to bring positive vibrations.

Amethyst has derived its name from a Greek word, Ame Tus Thos, which means “not intoxicated”.

Where is Amethyst found?

Most of the amethyst generally comes from Uruguay and Brazil, even though it are found in South Korea, Canada and USA. Brazil is the supreme source of Amethyst. The finest, highest quality amethyst is found in Russia.

Healing Properties

The Healing Properties of Amethyst are as follows:

Physical Healing: Amethyst is believed to cure insomnia and other sleeping disorders. It is said that keeping a small amethyst stone under the pillow while sleeping brings pleasant dreams and if any person is suffering from a headache, rubbing of this stone gently on his forehead will soothe him. It boosts the production of hormones in the body and heals the endocrine glands and nervous system.

Amethyst is also believed to cure the problems of hyperactivity and obsessive compulsive disorder in children. It treats the issues related to the heart, lungs, skin, and stomach. The elixir of amethyst is great for treating arthritis.

The symptoms of hearing disorders and tinnitus are also healed by this excellent stone. The calming and soothing energies of the amethyst heal various other ailments also, like stress, brain impulsion, migraine pains, and psychic disturbances. However, it is strictly recommended to not use amethyst in cases of schizophrenia or paranoia.

Emotional Healing: Amethyst is a calming gemstone for people who are short-tempered, and could not manage their anger. It heals the emotional tensions and anxieties of a person, which can lead a person to physical tensions and traumas.

The emotional healing effect of amethyst lets the person differentiate in what is good and what is bad and allows him to make a wise decision. Being the stone providing the greater wisdom, and understanding, it helps the person in overcoming with grieves of the loss of loved ones.

Furthermore, this crystal assists those who are facing the counteractions of their addictive habits of having drugs and alcohol, the negative effects of which hampers brain. 

Spiritual Healing: Amethyst is used to protect a person from ill wishes, psychic attack, paranormal activities, and negativity to a great extent. It converts all the negative energies into positive ones and sends the negative ones back in the universe.

Amethyst is believed to carry high vibrational energies that instill the feeling of devotion and dedication to the supreme. It brings humility and stills one’s thoughts into meditation and prayer. It is considered great in clearing the negativity from the aura of the human’s body.

Heals and Balances Chakra: Amethyst is believed to open and heal the brow chakra and crown chakra. The crown chakra is the conduit and gateway to the far wide universe, which is away from the reach of human beings. Amethyst heals the crown chakra, which resides at the top of the head. It controls the way we think, and the way in which we respond to our fellow beings. A balanced crown chakra opens the mind of the person to higher planes of the world. It gives the person the strength to overcome the setbacks of life.

The brow chakra also called the third eye chakra is believed to direct one’s awareness and sight to the everyday happenings of the world. A balanced third eye chakra opens the mind of the person to new ideas, visions, dreams, and thoughts. When the third eye chakra is in balance, all the non-linear communications within the body function well. 


Amethyst Facts

Some facts about Amethyst:

  • Dreaming of Amethyst signifies harm of freedom.
  • The gorgeous purple Light of Amethyst is believed predominantly to establish the relationship with angels. 
  • Amethyst was formerly admired as the "Jewel of the Gods”.
  • Amethyst rings are largely worn by the Bishops of the church.
  • Amethyst is considered as the national gemstone of the Province of Ontario.


Metaphysical Properties

Amethyst is the variant of Quartz and is found in the size of all geodes. It is transparent in diaphaneity, and forms in terminated crystals. 

Amethyst comes in different hues of purple from light mauve to lavender to deep purple. Amethyst brings fortune for the people born in February, and who have aquarius as their zodiac signs. It brings creativity, insight, self-knowledge, and sensitivity. 

According to Feng Shui, amethyst utilizes fire energy. Fire energy is the energy of fervor, friendliness, intensity, brilliance, and activity. Its nature is Yang.

The chemical composition of Amethyst contains Silica dioxide, and on Moh’s scale, its hardness weighs 7.

Amethyst at a Glance

Cleavage none
Other Names Spirit Quartz If It Has Secondary Pale Amethyst Growth Coverage, Rose Of France If Pale Lilac
Crystal Habit 6-sided prism ending in 6-sided pyramid
Streak white
Refractive Index 1.544-1.553
Diaphaneity Transparent - Translucent
Moh's scale (hardness) 7
Sources South Korea, Canada, USA, Brazil, Russia
Chemical formula SiO2
Lustre Vitreous
Color Purple Through Violetish Purple
Chakra Healing Third eye chakra, Crown chakra
Birthstone February
Zodiac Aquarius

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Hi, my astrologer has suggested blue sapphire for me but right now my pocket is not allowing purchasing it. I am thinking that I should go for amethyst as I have heard that it is a substitute of Blue Sapphire. I wanna ask is this information correct? Please reply as I need to wear it urgently.
Reply on 1/11/14
Yes Joel... Amethyst is a substitute of Blue Sapphire. You may also go for Iolite as it is also recommended in place of Blue Sapphire. It is also well composed of amazing healing properties.
Reply on 10/11/14
I have heard that Amethyst is good to gift on 4th, 6th and 17th wedding anniversary. I was also wondering that I will gift my husband a gemstone like this on our 6th anniversary. Suggest please as I want the gift should be perfect for him.
Reply on 22/11/14
Yeah Laila… you mat gift this talisman to your husband. To be doubly sure, you should seek an advice from your astrologer also. He will suggest you the best charm for gifting on your anniversary.
Reply on 28/11/14
hey Laila...i can help you out...i have tuned Amethyst and found it helpful for is my birthstone..that's why i tuned has proved to beneficial for me...awesome...gemstone...i think you should also tune it...
Reply on 4/5/15
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Reply on 30/5/15
How can we used this stone for healing purpose?
Reply on 23/10/18
How can we used this stone for healing purpose?
Reply on 23/10/18
andrea sara
Amethyst is my favorite stone. I have a great collection of it and I love your jewelry too.
Reply on 16/6/19

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