Amethyst, the birthstone for February, was once rare and as valuable as rubies, emeralds and sapphires. Due to its rarity, fine amethyst was only set in religious jewellery and royal crowns at the time. However, with the discovery of large deposits in Brazil, amethyst became cheaper and more readily available.
Amethyst is the purple variant of the quartz mineral species. Its colour can be cool and bluish, or a reddish purple that’s sometimes referred to as “raspberry"; and can range from light lilac to a deep, intense royal purple, and from brownish to vivid. It is also fairly common to find colour zoning (angular zones of darker or lighter colour) in Amethyst.
With a Mohs Hardness of 7, Amethyst is durable and makes it suitable for all types of jewellery such as pendant, rings, earrings, etc. It is also often cut into various shapes and sizes such as faceted piece, cabochon, beads, etc.
Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing powers. It is an extremely powerful and protective stone against psychic attack and transmute the energy into love. It is also said that Amethyst can help in overcoming addictions and blockages of all kind.
Amethyst is extremely beneficial to the mind. It helps the mind to be less scattered, more focused and in control; and enhance assimilation of new ideas. This treasure helps in decision-making, by bringing in common sense; and putting decisions and insights into practice. It is helpful for insomnia caused by an overactive mind and protects against recurrent nightmares. Amethyst also improves memory, raise motivation, and help one to set realistic goals.
Amethyst harmonise our mood by balancing highs and lows. It also dispel anger, rage, fear, and anxiety; and alleviates sadness and grief. The treasure also supports one to come to terms with loss.
Care & Cleansing
To maintain optimal energy for your amethyst pieces, it is advisable to run them under tap water to clear away negativities around it after each wear. Thereafter, use a clean, soft cloth to tap away excess water.
If you wear them frequently, you may use sage and/or natural incense to smoke cleanse them.
*Note that incense used must be made from natural material with no chemical ingredients for smoke cleansing method to work.
With a Mohs Hardness of 7.0, Amethyst is relatively hard but is still prone to scratch when in contact with harder treasures like diamond, ruby and sapphire. Therefore, it is best to separate your jade pieces and place them in a separate pouch, compartment or in a jewellery box.
Also, keep it away from children and places prone to accidental drops.
It is not recommended to clean amethyst with household cleaners, nor is it recommended to expose amethyst to the sun or high temperature for a long time, because these will more or less affect its colour and structure.
It is also not recommended to expose Amethyst to daily chemicals (such as soap, lotion, perfume, etc.) frequently, because as time goes by, long-term contact will gradually lose its surface lustre , so we recommend minimizing exposure to these chemicals.
紫水晶是二月诞生石，它曾经是很罕见，犹如红宝石、祖母绿和蓝宝石一样有价值。 由于其稀有性，在当时，精美的紫水晶仅镶嵌在宗教珠宝和皇家皇冠中。 然而，随着人们发现巴西的大量矿藏，紫水晶变得比较便宜而容易获得。
紫水晶是紫色石的英矿物种类。 它颜色可以是冷色和蓝色，也可以是红紫色，有时被称为“覆盆子色”；颜色范围可以从浅紫丁香到深浓的皇家紫色，从棕色到鲜艳。颜色分区也很常见 （较深或较浅颜色的角区）紫水晶。
紫水晶具有强大的治愈和净化能力。 它是一种极其强大的保护性珍宝，可以抵御精神攻击并将其能量转化为爱。 据说紫水晶可以帮助克服各种成瘾和障碍。
紫水晶对头脑极其有益。 它可以帮助它不那么分散，更加专注、也让人能更加的控制自己； 并加强对新思想的吸收。 这个珍宝通过引入常识来帮助决策； 并将决策和见解付诸实践。 它也有助于治疗因思维过度活跃而导致的失眠，并防止佩戴者经常做噩梦。 紫水晶还可以提高记忆力，提高动力，并帮助人们设定现实的目标。
紫水晶通过平衡高点和低点来协调我们的情绪。 它还可以消除暴躁、愤怒、恐惧和焦虑； 并减轻悲伤和忧愁。 除此之外，紫水晶也能帮助佩戴者接受损失。
Mineral Type :
Light lilac to deep purple, with reddish to bluish tone, and brownish to vivid saturation
Transparent with or without inclusions
Refractive Index :
1.544 to 1.553
1.544 to 1.553
Specific Gravity :
United States, Britain, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, East Africa, Siberia, India