Amethyst

Keywords: Protection, purification, Divine connection, release of addictions

Affirmation: I am purified, uplifted and protected through my connection with the Divine.

Birthstone: Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February.

Zodiac: Amethyst is the zodiac stone for Pisces- (Feb.19-Mar. 20)

Wedding anniversary: Amethyst is anniversary gemstone for the 4th and 6th year of marriage.

Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. The name comes from the Ancient Greek methustos ("intoxicated"), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness; the ancient Greeks and Romans wore amethyst and made drinking vessels of it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. It is one of several forms of quartz. Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February.

Amethyst is the most valuable transparent, coarse-grained variety of the silica mineral quartz that is valued as a semiprecious gem for its violet color. It contains more iron oxide than any other variety of quartz, and experts believe that its color arises from its iron content. Other theories attribute the color to contained manganese or hydrocarbons.

All forms of quartz (including amethyst) are piezoelectric, making for important applications in electronics. Tourmaline is the only other gemstone that possesses this property.

Amethyst is produced in abundance in Brazil where it found within volcanic rocks. It is also found and mined in South Korea, Austria, Russia, India, Zambia and in the United States. Amethyst is also relatively common in Ontario, and in various locations throughout Nova Scotia. The largest amethyst mine in North America is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

In its purest form, Amethyst is colorless. The finest quality Amethyst is medium to medium dark in tone, vivid in intensity, and purple, reddish purple to bluish purple in hue. Heating removes the color from amethyst or changes it to the yellow of citrine. Most commercial citrine is made in this manner.

Amethyst is a wonderful affordable purple gemstone. Purple has long been the color of royalty and nobility. It is a deep, passionate color that evokes emotions. People who desire purple colors are individuals who like to make a personal statement, and express their unique taste.

Designers celebrate Amethyst as the ideal choice for jewellery due to its regal color, variety in size and shape, affordability, and wide tonal range from light to dark purple. The pale colors are sometimes called "Rose de France" and can be seen set in Victorian jewellery. The deep colors are the most valuable, particularly a rich purple with rose flashes.

Amethyst is Thought to Have These Therapeutic Benefits:

  • This highly spiritual/healing stone is associated with The Christ Consciousness and the Violet Flame of Transmutation.
  • Amethyst helps one tune into a higher awareness of knowing.
  • It balances the energies of the intellectual, emotional, and physical bodies and provides a clear connection between the Earth plane and the other worlds.
  • Amethyst allows for the integration of cause and effect, providing insight into which portion of the actualized self requires remodeling in order to facilitate change toward the ultimate state of perfection. It bestows stability, strength, invigoration, and peace; the peace being the perfect peace which was present prior to birth.

 

 


Raw Amethyst


14K Gold Dragonfly. Amethyst.
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10/14k Gold triangle Amethyst with
.045ct SI Diamonds.
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10K Gold with 9 X 7 mm Amethyst
in 3/4 fancy bezel set.
PRICE: $299.99

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