All about Amethyst:
I just love these slices of Amethyst. You can really see how the crystals are formed when viewing the side cut of this gemstone. Imagine a large rock cracked open to reveal it’s inside core. The Amethyst crystals point into the inner core of the stone. The banded colours on the outside of the amethyst crystals on this pendant are Agate. Agate stone surrounds the entire area of Amethyst crystal, forming bands of protective layers. The outer shell that surrounds the agate has a rough dark grey hard rock appearance. Unless you knew what you were looking for, you may never know that you had stumbled upon a beautiful Amethyst gem. What a treasure to behold.
Amethyst is a variety of Quartz and an oxide mineral called Silica (silican dioxide SiO2). Ranging in colour from light purple to dark violet, this colour results from iron impurities in the stone. The highest quality Amethyst gems are usually found in Siberia, Sri Lanka and Brazil.
It is the birthstone for the month of February and for those rock enthusiasts, has a crystal habit to form 6 sided prisms. This is why you see the crystal points formed throughout.
The ancient Greek word for Amethyst is translated to be “not intoxicated” with the belief that Amethyst would prevent intoxication.
The metaphysical and healing beliefs of Amethyst are the following:
It is a stone of spiritual protection and purification. Amethyst assists in meditation by stimulating the crown chakra. It helps to still one’s thoughts and move into a higher state of consciousness, clear negative energies out of our energy field, and creates a field of spiritual light around the body to ward off any negativity. Amethyst is recommended for everyone. It can be placed around the home to provide a protective bubble of light. If your worries lead to over indulgence or addictive behaviours, Amethyst can also aid to curb these bad habits.
These pieces are listed in my Etsy Shop along with more information and options : amethyst here
May you be surrounded by joy and peace! Nicole
Model photo by Patti Lee Photography
Still photos by Nicole