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What is amethyst?

Amethyst is a member of the quartz family and famous for its primary hues of purple, ranging from a light lavender or pale violet to a deep purple. Amethyst may exhibit one or both secondary hues, red and blue. It also comes in a green colour termed prasiolite.

Amethyst VarietyDescription
Purple amethystA purple variety of quartz.
Pink amethystPink amethyst displays a pale pink or dusty rose colouring. The colour is created by Hematite entering the stone during the crystallisation process. Furthermore, it has a supremely glassy texture.
Green amethyst / prasiolitePrasiolite is a yellowish green to green material that is produced when natural amethyst is heated or irradiated

What month is the amethyst birthstone?

Amethyst is the birthstone of February. It is also the gemstone for the 33rd anniversary.

Where does the name ‘amethyst’ come from?

The name derives from the Greek amethystos, meaning “not intoxicated”.

What is the spiritual meaning of amethyst?

Amethyst is a highly serene and spiritual gemstone. It is known for opening the crown chakra, helping soothe headaches and insomnia, balancing emotions, and keeping the mind in a calm clear state. It’s also good for decision making, clarity, and feeling like you have a sense of control over your life while still being open to the surrender of possibility.