The name amethyst translates in Greek to, “not drunken.” An ancient Greek myth explains this seemingly odd name. Despite its prevalence, amethyst has been one of the world’s most revered stones for many centuries.
Found in as many places as Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia, USA and Europe, this stone has a rich history of astonishing civilizations with its stunning, saturated beauty.
Amethyst crystal is one of several varieties of quartz, which gives it a crystal trigonal system. With a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, it is a durable stone.
Its lavender to violet shade is the result of iron and aluminum deposits, as well as natural irradiation. Amethyst stone is made up of silicon dioxide.
It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. As it is linked to the crown chakra, it is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts.
This includes the negativity of stress and anxiety, which is why many meditate with amethyst so as to rid themselves of that darkness.
Amethyst healing properties are especially useful in regards to work-related stress because the stone is also associated with abundance; therefore relieving stress while emanating prosperity.
The amethyst properties which facilitate intuition and communication can also be applied to increased work effectiveness.