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Chakra: Third Eye
Amethyst is also known as the Stone of Peace
It relieves stress & calms the mind & heart.
Amethyst alleviates sadness and grief and dissolves negativity.
It brings inner peace and peace with those around us.
Amethyst is one of the best crystals to help us to sleep better.
It has been used to improve the quality of sleep for those who suffer from insomnia.
Placing an Amethyst under a pillow or beside your bed is an effective way to receive its calming energy.
Amethyst has also been used to help people to overcome addictions.
In fact, the name Amethyst is derived from the Greek work 'Ametusthos' meaning 'Not Intoxicated'.
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Composition: Silicon dioxide.
Color: From Light Purple to Dark Purple
Mohs Hardness: 7
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Amethyst is a purple colored variety of quartz and derives it color from impurities such as iron, aluminium or manganese.
Prasiolite is a green colored Amethyst.
Citrine is yellow/orange color and is closely related to Amethyst.
Ametrine is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine and has a blending of both colors.
Clear Quartz, Smoky Quartz and Rose Quartz are part of the same family as Amethyst.
Amethyst is found in various locations around the world. Some of the most beautiful specimens of Amethyst are found in Brazil and Uruguay in South America.
Different types of Amethyst can be named in direct relation to where they are found or in relation to their chemical composition or special formations and inclusions.
Below are a list of some of the different types of Amethyst.
Amethyst Geode: A geode with Amethyst crystals forming on the inside. Usually with an agate ring forming towards the outer parts of the geode.
Brandberg Amethyst: A unique combination of Amethyst, Smoky Quartz and Clear Quartz found in Namibia, Africa.
Brazilian Amethyst: Amethyst from Brazil, South America. The most common yet one of the most beautiful and desired types.
Chevron Amethyst: Amethyst and White Quartz combining in a banded pattern.
Stalactite Amethyst: Amethyst that forms on the roof of a cave
Uruguayan Amethyst: Amethyst from Uruguay, South America.
Veracruz Amethyst: A more rare variety of Amethyst from Vera Cruz, Mexico.