Amethyst – The gem of month Februarytemplatemela
Introduction to Amethyst Crystal Healing Properties
The Amethyst crystal properties are deeply connected to the third eye chakra, the center of spirituality and intuition, and the crown chakra, the chakra that governs our connection to the universe. These energy centers can be associated with the color purple, which helps to explain why Amethyst crystal is such a powerful stone to balance, open, and activate the third eye and crown chakras. When working with the Amethyst crystal healing properties to bring more peace, relaxation, and spiritual awareness into your life, you’ll begin to understand why Amethyst is one of the most popular and sought after crystals around the world.
History & Lore
Amethyst, due to its deep purple color, is associated with Bacchus, the Greek god of wine. Large drinking vessels used for water and wine were often carved from this stone. Roman matrons believed that wearing Amethyst would help to guarantee fidelity. Cleopatra is said to have worn a ring made of Amethyst engraved with the image of Maend, a Persian god, who was considered a source of enlightenment and love.
Amethyst is one of the twelve gemstones that lined the walls of heaven in Revelations. In the Roman Catholic church, the pure color of Amethyst is associated with the wine transfigured to Christ’s blood in the sacrament of Mass. Amethyst has been a signature gemstone for bishops and is often incorporated into many of their ceremonial rings.
Origin & Regionality
Amethyst is found in Brazil, Canada, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Russia, the United States, Uruguay, and Zambia. The deepest and most vibrant colored Amethyst we’ve found to come from Uruguay.