Protection | Purification | Balance | Well-Being
Amethyst is a powerful protection stone assisting in helping shield one from psychic attack and warding off all negativity in one’s environment. It helps to clear negative thoughts and feelings and encourages a feeling of balance and well-being. It is an excellent stone for spiritual expansion and helps establish communications with one’s guides and angels. Due to its ability to help one balance and bring clarity of mind it can help overcome addictions and bad habits.
Amethyst is a variety of Quartz found in many locations around the world. It owes its purple colour to the presence of iron traces within the Quartz and from natural irradiation. The most common form of Amethyst is that which forms druzy crystals that outline cavities, known as geodes which form most commonly in Basalt (volcanic rock); they are largely found in Brazil and Uruguay.
Amethyst exhibits a hardness of 7 on the Mohs’ Scale.
It is not recommended that Amethyst is exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as this can slowly fade the colour.