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Amethyst is a member of the crystal quartz or the silica group, which is one of the most common minerals on earth. It is this widespread availability clubbed with the stone’s unique powers, which make Amethyst one of the most popular stones in the world.

The color of an Amethyst ranges from light lavender to dark purple. While all the shades are fascinating, the deepest purple amethysts are the most valuable. Amethyst is mined in parts of South America, North America, Africa, Germany, Russia and China.

On the Mohs’ Scale of Hardness, the Amethyst rates seven (diamonds being the world’s hardest substance, rated 10). Its weight and refraction are same as other quartzes. However, it differs in its crystal structure. It has numerous stratified layers, because of which even parts of a monolithic stone may display variations in the intensity of its color.

The positive powers of Amethyst are numerous. Violet being the colour of Archangel Zadkiel – the Archangel of forgiveness, mercy, tolerance and transmutation of negative energy – the stone helps you tremendously to cope up with negative emotions like hatred, anger and guilt.

Use the Amethyst Energy

Amethyst is believed to be the stone of the mind. It brings calmness and peace to your mind and clarity to your thought processes. It is the stone and unites you with your intuition, feelings and your values. Amethyst has the property to repel more than to attract. Hence, it is also believed to be the stone of protection. It repels the negative forces and energies and thus, protects you. This is why it had been worn by royalty and religious leaders for centuries, as they believed that it could protect them against seduction and evil spirits. It improves your immunity and the circulatory system. It is also helpful to cure insomnia, headaches, arthritis, ear aches and memory loss. Being a stone of spirituality, it also fosters healing and selflessness and increases your spiritual awareness, thereby bringing an inner peace within you and a positive transformation. The word “Amethyst” originates from the Greek word “Amethystos”, meaning “not drunken”. Thus, Amethyst also has the power to protect you from addiction.

Not just as an astrological stone, Amethyst is used in the trendiest jewellery designs. Women love wearing them as a pendant, a ring or a bracelet. The purple colour of the precious Amethyst gives an aura of royalty, richness and classiness to the ornament. If “Jewellery” is one word for celebration, festivity, good times, preciousness, intimacy, beauty and durability, Amethyst definitely is the perfect stone making this true and bringing you and your ornaments to life and admiration.