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Amazing Amethyst

Amethyst is a purple form of Quartz and comes in many varieties such as Chevron Amethyst (which has bands of white Quartz) and Ametrine (which is a mixture of Amethyst and Citrine.

The Ancient Greeks believe that Amethyst was first discovered by their god, Dionysus, and it was widely used to protect against drinking and addiction when the Greeks used it as a talisman against drunkenness. The name amethyst derives from the ancient Greek word amethustos, meaning sober.

It is not known how long this gemstone has existed but it was first discovered in France around 250,000 years ago.

Where is it found? Amethyst can be found worldwide.

What is its chemical formula? Its chemical formula is SiO2

Mohs scale of hardness : 7 (1 very soft e.g. Talc - 10 very hard e.g. Diamond)

Healing Properties of Amethyst: Known for its spiritual protection and purification. It balances mood swings, dispels anger and alleviates sadness. It facilitates the creation of an energetic shield - a bubble of light surrounding the body that makes you feel protected and in a perfect state of balance and well being. It also stimulates creativity, helps battle addictions and can enhance psychic abilities.

Chakra - Third Eye | Zodiac - Pisces, Aquarius | . Numerology - 3

Planetary Association - Jupiter | Element - Air

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