A-Z of Crystals



Meaning of Amethyst

Amethyst Crystal Meaning - The Elevator the amethyst is a very powerful aid to spiritual enhancement by bringing the lower natures to a higher consciousness. To enhance one's ability to assimilate new ideas, and to assist during meditation. It is also said to give strength and mental stability, and to provide balance between one's physical, emotional, intellectual states. Amethyst is also said to make one shrewd in business matters.
Amethyst Magical Use - Courage, dreams, happiness, health/healing, love, peace.
Amethyst Healing Use - Endocrinal and immune system, right brain activity, pineal, pituitary glands, removing toxins, arthritis and pain relief.

Mineral Information for Amethyst

Amethyst is a variety of the mineral Quartz (SiO2). Amethyst has been found in siliceous volcanics, occurring as macroscopic crystals and drusy coverings inside of agate lined cavities or vugs, often forming geodes. The purple colour of amethyst is due to small amounts of iron impurities at specific sites in the crystal structure of quartz. The difference between amethyst and citrine is only the oxidation state of the iron present in the quartz. Upon heating, the iron impurities are reduced and amethyst's purple colour fades and becomes yellow to reddish-orange (citrine), green, or colourless depending on the site and original oxidation state of the iron impurities present and the amount and duration of the heating.  Group OXIDES, Composition SiO2, Hardness 7, Crystal structure Trigonal.