Due to its attractive colour, amethyst is one of the most popular stones for ornamental and jewellery making. But beyond this "aesthetic" point of view, amethyst is also a stone that is at the heart of a legend, the one that went around the world during antiquity. Also, the various virtues of amethyst make it a very popular stone in the field of lithotherapy.
In the biblical register, this stone is also of great importance. It is said to encourage celibacy and piety. It has therefore been regularly found on the ornaments of the clergy since the Middle Ages. It is also frequently found on relics, bishops' rings and priestly vestments. The story also tells that Mary received a ring set with amethyst from Joseph, which also allows us to conclude that it is a symbol of chastity, sincerity and purity. The importance of this stone is also very great in relation to the Buddhist religion. Moreover, it is especially from amethyst that rosaries and other necklaces are made.
It is also important to specify that Leonardo da Vinci affirmed that amethyst had the capacity to chase away negative thoughts and give full potential to the intelligence.
Nowadays, amethyst is considered to be a precious stone. It is found, moreover, on many precious goods that have made history: the Egyptian crown, the British crown, etc. Because of its colour and great beauty, it is very often used in jewellery, but also for decorative purposes. It should not be forgotten either that the benefits of amethyst have been praised for centuries in the practice of lithotherapy.
Amethyst is related to the Silicate family. It is also a variety of Quartz. It is a natural mineral that comes in the form of purple crystals. Its mineral formula is SiO2 (silicon dioxide). It is formed in igneous rocks and is born from a molten mass that cools and crystallises.
This colour, which makes all its splendour, is due to the large amount of iron in the minerals. Depending on the rate and location of extraction of the mineral, amethyst can therefore change from dark purple to lilac purple, translucent or opaque. In order to be able to use amethyst in the manufacture of jewellery, decorations or other items, it is often heated to a high temperature (within 500 °C). This heat will either intensify or fix the colour.
The hardness of the rock is 7 for a density of 2.32 on the Mohs scale. It is a fairly clear crystal, but with a very vitreous lustre. Like all gemstones, its weight is measured in carats. This stone is hard and not very brittle. This is one of the reasons for its success with jewellers.
As it is of magmatic origin, amethysts cover centimetric or wide geodes or basaltic rocks. It is also found in hydrothermal veins in plutonic rocks.
There are several deposits of amethysts in the world. In Europe, the main deposits are located in Brazil. But they are also found in Russia and India. In the other states, Uruguay, Zambia, Madagascar or Rio Grande do Sul are very often cited.
The virtues of amethyst
The use of amethyst in lithotherapy does not date back to the last decade. Its presence in this field can be seen as early as the Middle Ages and even earlier. In fact, it is not only its "aesthetic" side that makes it so successful.
The physical benefits of amethyst are numerous. The first one concerns migraines and headaches. Indeed if you suffer from them constantly, turn to the amethyst crystal. This stone is a great ally to help you relax and protect you from migraines.
With an increasingly hectic schedule and a hectic pace of life, we are very often victims of stress and anxiety. The body is not always able to keep up with the tasks you want it to do during the day. To repair your nervous system and allow you to effectively relieve stress, you can rely on the power of the amethyst stone. And besides, it is not only grown-ups who can benefit from it. It is also used on young children prone to fits of anger or rage.
The power of amethyst can also be relied on in case of skin problems. So if you suffer from acne, boils or shingles, you can rely on wearing amethyst to promote healing and minimize discomfort.
You can also heal breathing problems more quickly by using amethyst. In addition to your usual treatment, it should be placed between the lungs so that it can solve the problems with breathing and the blood system. Amethyst is also known to have a beneficial effect on blood diseases such as anaemia or blood pressure.
Finally, amethyst is also known for its ability to relieve pain in muscles and joints, such as sprains. Furthermore, it is known that wearing amethyst around your neck is also an effective way to strengthen your bones.
Amethyst is the stone of balance. It thus makes it possible to fight effectively against all disorders of nervous origin. The virtues of this stone intervene on nervousness. You can also use it to better cope with states of anxiety. According to lithotherapy specialists, this stone is also very effective in calming hallucination attacks.
Amethyst is very powerful against negative waves. Moreover, it effectively restores soothing energy during the day. It promotes mental calm, self-esteem and calming. Amethyst is a peace stone that shares love and happiness with all those who come into contact with it.
If you are afraid of being harmed or if you wish to avoid people with bad intentions from coming into contact with you, you can use amethyst. Indeed, this stone prevents all those who want to harm you from reaching you. It is a protective stone. If you use it in the right way, there is even a good chance that the person will not be able to get under your roof. The protective power of the stone affects you and those around you.
If you suffer from any kind of addiction, the amethyst stone can be a great help to you. To combat this complex phenomenon, work on physiology and psychology is necessary. In any case, this stone is likely to help you to effectively get rid of your addictions.
If you are looking for your soul mate, you should have the amethyst with you every day. Better still, if you feel that your partner is getting tired of you or if the flame of passion is gradually beginning to die out, you can count on the benefits of amethyst.
Although amethyst is known to purify the environment, it is also highly effective in purifying the soul. Therefore, having it at your side allows you to enjoy great inner peace, but also a more relaxed mind.
Amethyst also purifies the aura, which favours dreams and intuition. With a calmer and more relaxed mind, you will also be able to analyse the messages that your subconscious sends you. Amethyst also contributes to the development of spirituality.
How can you use amethyst to benefit from its benefits?
There are several applicable methods to benefit from the benefits of amethyst. However, it is important to find the most effective method of use, according to your expectations and objectives.
In jewellery, this stone is known to be particularly aesthetic, but also a source of several virtues. It helps, among other things, to ward off negative waves and is very useful for awakening the senses during a meditation session, for example.
Amethyst can also be placed under the pillow to help you spend more peaceful and serene nights. You can put it on the floor of your house to prevent people with bad intentions from entering your home.
Another technique is to place the amethyst directly on the area you wish to treat or the part of your body you want to get the most out of. This is the case, among others, for respiratory diseases where you must place the amethyst on your torso.
Purification and amethyst recharging
Whatever its form, amethyst must always be purified and recharged if you want to take full advantage of its virtues and benefits. You can purify it by running it under running water or by immersing it in salt spring water. To recharge it, it should be left in the light of the moon, ideally during a full moon. Be careful not to recharge it in the sun, as this may alter its colour.
Conclusion on amethyst
This stone is not only pleasing to the eye. The benefits of amethyst on the physical, spiritual and emotional are numerous. Like all other lithotherapy stones, you must learn to use it wisely to enjoy all its benefits.