Amethyst Crystal Meaning & History
Amethyst means “sincerity” and “freedom from harm.” Symbolizing wisdom, deep love, devotion, and peace of mind, the stone was worn historically by royalty to signify power.
Amethyst’s legendary power protected against drunkenness—the name literally means “not drunk.” Ancient Romans drank wine from amethyst cups, and for millennia people wore Amethysts to prevent intoxication.
Amethyst’s color comes from iron, but according to Greek mythology, the god of wine, Bacchus, was offended by Diana, the huntress. In revenge, he declared that the first person he met in the forest would be eaten by his tiger.
A beautiful maiden called Amethyst was on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana when she met the tiger. Calling on the goddess to save her, she turned into a sparkling white crystal.
Repenting, Bacchus poured wine over her, producing the stone’s characteristic purple hue.
Historically Amethyst was worn in the Christian church to signify high rank, victory over worldly passion, and spiritual power.
Spiritual Healing Powers of Amethyst
Traditionally, Amethyst was bound to the forehead to heal headaches, and modern-day crystal workers use Amethyst to calm anxiety and draw off physical or psychological pain.
Chakra correspondences: Third eye, crown, soma, soul star, stellar gateway, and beyond
Vibration: High (Vera Cruz, Brandenberg, Amethyst Elestial, and Sirius Amethyst have exceptionally high vibrations)
Where are Amethyst Crystals Found?
Common sources: worldwide especially Brazil, India, Madagascar, Republic of South Africa & Uruguay
Amethyst Astrological Associations?
Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
How to harness the power of Amethyst
Place an Amethyst above your head, point toward you, and one on your forehead, pointing down. Feel peace radiating through your body.
Can amethyst be cleansed in water?
Water is considered one of the best ways to clean amethyst, especially running water, as this helps to remove any negative energy by returning the stone back to the earth's natural environment.
Is Amethyst a precious stone?
Amethyst is the most recognized and precious gemstone in the quartz family. Amethyst is colorless in its purest form and comes in a range of tones - from violet to pale red-violet. The most valuable stones possess deep, cloudless, uniform tones.
How Hard is Amethyst
Amethyst rates a 7 on the Mohs scale and has good toughness, so it is suitable for all jewelry types.
Our Amethyst crystal range here in Australia
Here at Dante’s Luxury we ethically source all our crystals.
As a small family owned business based here in the heart of Sydney we deliver beautiful crystal products all across the country.
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