FOUND IN: AUSTRIA, BRAZIL, CANADA, INDIA, RUSSIA, SOUTH KOREA, URUGUAY, USA AND ZAMBIA.
Amethyst is the violet variety of quartz and a complex interplay of iron and aluminum is responsible for the color which ranges from pale pinkish lavender to deep purple. The color can fade with exposure to light. It is the birthstone of February, and a symbol of heavenly understanding.
Amethyst can be used to sharpen your senses. Amethyst protects from “geopathic stress”. Geopathic stress is caused by electromagnetic pollution like cell phones, high tension power lines, computer monitors ect. Amethyst is the birthstone for February. Amethyst is used to treat depression and seasonal depression caused by low sunlight. When used for balancing or opening the Third Eye or Brow Chakra, Amethyst releases and opens the right side of your brain increasing your creativity levels. When used in light therapy violet light from amethyst can reduce blood pressure and appetite. Amethyst is excellent for meditation.
Aids in beating addiction such as smoking. Amethyst helps in decision making by facilitating higher brain function. Amethyst promotes dreams and blocks reoccurring nightmares. Amethyst helps to conquer fear and anxiety. Amethyst helps in creativity and concentration. Boosts hormone production and speeds up the metabolism. Amethyst helps calm nervous twitches and disorders. Amethyst lowers swelling and is beneficial for burns and rashes
Color: Violet, Pale Red-Violet
Color of streak: White
Moh’s hardness: 7
Specific gravity: 2.63-2.65
Fracture: Conchoidal, Brittle
Crystal system: Hexagonal (triagonal) Hexagonal Prisms
Chemical composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide
Refractive index: 1.54-1.55
Double refraction: -0.009
Pleochroism: Very Weak, Violet, Gray-Violet
Absorption spectrum: Not Usable