Keywords: Protection, Purification, Divine connection, Release of addictions
Chakras: Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th), Etheric (8th and beyond, above the head)
Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family with a trigonal crystal system and a hardness of 7. Its color, which varies from pale to deep purple, is derived from the combination of trace amounts of iron and aluminium, plus natural or applied irradiation. Amethyst crystals and gem rough are found in numerous locations throughout the world including Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia, the USA and Europe.
Amethyst has been prized for its beauty and its legendary energies for thousands of years. Neolithic people in Europe used it at least as early as 25,000 B.C., and in ancient Egypt it was made into beads and amulets. Early Greek and Roman societies placed high value in crowns, scepters and the rings of bishops.