Amethyst is the essence of purple color. Most people think of Amethyst when they picture a beautiful purple gem.
Fine Amethysts have been set in religious jewelry and royal crown jewels for ages. It’s no wonder that fine Amethysts are placed on fingers of bishops as well as on the coronation regalia of British royalty.
In ancient Greek “Amethystos” means “not drunk”. Due to its name amethyst in the ancient Greek refers to the belief that the stone protects the owner from drunkenness and the negative effects of consumption of alcohol like intoxication while it induced sober and serious mind. Greek legends associated the stone with Bacchus, the god of wine, because of its wine-like color.
Amethyst’s healing properties are believed to tune metabolism, strengthen the immune system, cleanse the blood, offer relief of physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress, aid insomnia. It can ease headaches and tension. It can balance and connect the physical, mental and emotional bodies with the spiritual.
This gem is powerful and protective.
It is the premier spiritual stone, providing purifying, healing, and protective energies to help clear, activate and balance the Crown Chakra.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February.