Although its used as a pretty classy way of sparkling up your favorite jewelery pieces, Amethyst has a pretty extensive range of benefits and history. Heres a couple tips on how to use this gorgeous rock, and quick refresher why.
Amethyst – A Crystal
Amethyst comes from the quartz family and has a beautiful violet color. The literal meaning in Greek is “not intoxicated” referring to its quality to sober you up. Hey, sometimes we could all use a little sobering up. It is a stunning, semi-precious stone and traditionally it’s known as the birthstone of the month of February. Nowadays it’s used to give jewelry a little pizzaz: Necklaces, bracelets, rings, pendulums, the list goes on. Hues of Amethyst vary from a light pinkish tone of violet to a deep shade of purple. Sometimes your eye may catch hues of blue and red as well.
Where we find this beauty and its history
The best form of this stone can be found in the region of Sri Lanka, Siberia, Brazil and the Far East. The ideal cut of this stone is known as Deep Siberian. The proper terminology used is prasiolite, vermarine or lime citrine. Other Amethyst neighborhoods include Canada, Brazil, Uruguay, Africa, USA, Italy, Germany, Mexico and France where Amethyst is found in a variety of hues and structures.
Amethyst was in use as a gemstone in the era of the ancient Egyptians and was mostly used in engraved gems. The Greeks thought that amethyst could prevent intoxication while on the other hand; medieval European soldiers used to wear amethyst amulets to protect them in battle with the faith that it can heal people and also keep them calm. Christian bishops wore a ring that was often set with the stone. There’s a lot of rich history behind that little gem on your finger.
How to use it
A number of quirky traditional beliefs have been passed on through the generations. Some were silly enough to be forgotten but some were a tad more logical. Heres a tip or three how you can use it in every day life.
- It cures what ails ya! Amethyst has been used for the purpose of curing sickness, and disease.
- Spiritual empowerment. This fine looking gemstone is known to radiate energy.
- Put your positive intentions into this stone and bring about the change you are looking for.
- Amethyst is considered to be a defensive and prevailing stone, hence, it is said to protect against psychic attack.
- Relieves stress and dissolves the feelings of fear, anger and anxiety.
- It is said to support the understanding of dreams.
- Helps chase away negative energy and improves the flow of positive energy.
Amethyst – A Hero
Like a hero, Amethyst battles the negativity villain out right of your system. Small but detectable levels of magnetic fields have been seen in Amethyst, exchanging energy with the user and having positive effects long term. The gemstone also generates long-wavelength far-infrared radiation carrying a range of health benefits.
- Helps in healthy cell regeneration and growth, promoting the healing of wounds and slows downs bacterial growth.
- It can help you get a better nights rest by regulating sleep patterns.
- Increases blood flow and warms you up from the inside out.
- Promotes antioxidant activity in the body.
Amethyst is an extraordinary stone not just for its beauty but for its healing qualities and positive energy. The crystal fades in direct sunlight; therefore, care should be taken not to leave it on a window sill or in a car. Average use as an accessory shouldn’t affect its look. We recommend clearing its energies periodically by holding it under running water for a short while to replenish perfect aura and magnetic field properties.