Amethyst is one of the most valuable and precious gemstones since ancient period. Amethyst was very rare and valuable like the ruby and emerald in the ancient times but after its abundant presence, it is inexpensive and easily available. Amethyst is a beautiful and powerful gemstone. The color of the Amethyst ranges from light purple to deep and dark purple. The transparent Amethyst is very beautiful and holds strong significance. Since the medieval ages, it has been believed that the amethyst gemstone helps in balancing the chakras (bow chakra and crown chakra).
Amethyst is basically mineral quartz. It is a special variety of quartz. The color variance of the quartz can be found by heating and radiation treatment. But it is purely safe to use the irradiated amethyst and is believed to have the mystical powers.
Properties of amethyst:
Chemical composition: Silicon dioxide (SiO2)
Color: Ranges from light to deep and dark purple.
Crystal arrangement: Hexagonal Crystal.
Refractive Index: Ranges from 1.54- 1.55
Specific Gravity: Ranges from 2.63- 2.65
Transparency: Transparent to translucent to (Transparent Holds greater value)
How to use Amethyst:
Amethyst is a beautiful gemstone. It is carved into many cuts and can be used in a ring, necklace, bracelets, earrings and pendants. It can be used in any form of jewelry. This February birthstone increases the beauty along with the astrological benefits. Amethyst mixed with white quartz can be used in a necklace and bracelets for the maximum benefits and is also fancy. Because the amethyst is beautiful, it has become more trendy and fashionable.
Different forms of Amethyst:
According to the place where it is found, it has been categorized into different forms respective to the origin place.
Amethyst originating from Africa: African Amethyst
Amethyst with the quartz mixture: Amethyst Quartz
Amethyst from Bolivia: Bolivian Amethyst
Amethyst with Brazilian origin: Brazilian Amethyst
Heat treated quartz to form green colored amethyst: Green Amethyst
Deep colored amethyst originated from Russia: Siberian Amethyst
Mystical Powers of Amethyst:
The amethyst when kept near to the body in any form of ornaments like, bracelets, necklace, earrings or pendants helps in balancing the crown chakra of the wearer. For centuries, Amethyst has been a powerful gemstone. It symbolizes “sober”. So for the people having the habit of drinking a lot alcohol and wine can be reduced by the use of this amethyst gemstone. Amethyst is the best gemstone for the healing power both mentally and physically. It has the great power of caring the skin. In ancient period people use to rub the stone along with the saliva to get rid of the pimples and skin diseases. For the people having evil thoughts, bad dreams, negative thoughts, the amethyst provides a unique flow of energy to overcome these mental problems. Keeping the amethyst close to the neck and head in the form of necklace and earrings, it cures the headache and throat problems. As the amethyst has great impact in the head, it is believed to increase the memory power and cure the forgetting problems.
Amethyst is highly recommended for the people who deal with the stress and anxiety. It creates the energy in the body that fights with the body stress and tiredness. In ancient time this gemstone used to cure the depression and anxiety too. For the people who couldn’t sleep and are in depression, it healed them with the mental relaxation. For the self-empowerment, develop the passion, hope, tolerance power and spiritual insight, this gemstone helps a lot. If worn properly it is astrologically beneficial for the sound health of the wearer. It directly connects to the endocrine glands and cares the hormonal problems. It detoxifies the skin and helps in oxygenation as it is directly connected to the nature.
It is a spiritual stone that has no side effects and helps in the flow of positive energies with in. for the internal balance in mental, physical and spiritual aspect this gemstone initiates a unique vibration connecting human soul with the divine powers. Amethyst holds a great position in the mind that makes it sharp and quick.