Stone Colour Dark Purple
Stone Size ~ 15cm x 13cm x 4cm (h x l x w)
Stone Weight ~ 1.53kg
The word Amethyst has its origins in the Greek words “a” and “methw” Not Intoxicated, as in years gone by, it was believed that Amethyst protected against drunkenness. Amethyst belongs to the quartz family and it is a silicate mineral with a chemical formula SiO2. Its color is due to the presence of iron. Amethyst is characterized by the trigonal crystal system and the hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. Amethyst is derived mostly from Brazil and Uruguay.
Amethyst is a spiritual stone which balances emotions, ensuring peace and tranquility, and facilitating reflection and meditation. It helps diminish anger and removal of negative energy and feelings. As well as this, it is believed to assist in ensuring spousal fidelity, love, and tenderness. Amethyst is charged with encouraging peaceful sleep, and is attached to the zodiacs of Pisces, Capricorn and Aries.