The third post of this eight part series on the minerals contained with in Super Seven Quartz features Amethyst. Learn about the incredible properties of one of the most popular crystals in the world.
What is AmethystFirstly, amethyst is yet another form of quartz, the difference being that it derives its colour from traces of iron. The colours of amethyst range from deep dark purple, to vivid violet to dull lavender. Brazil has one of the world's largest deposits of amethyst, which is also where super seven quartz most commonly is found.
Understanding The Significance Of AmethystIt’s no secret that Amethyst is one of the most significant crystals in the world. Historically it was used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians, the Greeks believed it could prevent intoxication while medieval European soldiers wore amulets of amethyst to protect them in battle. Whether its reputation is thanks to its magnificent colour, beautiful structure or healing properties; amethyst remains a spiritually rich crystal. It is essential to any crystal collection.
The Metaphysical Properties Of AmethystThe use of amethyst revolves around inner peace and tranquility. This stone is specifically used to deepen personal intuition. Many use amethyst to relieve stress and anxiety by removing mental distractions. This transitions the body into a clearer state of being, enabling observation and reflection.
Uses Of AmethystAmethyst is commonly worn as a pendant, bracelet or earrings because of its stunning colour and popular healing properties. It is also popular in home decor as a striking display piece or as peaceful inspiration in the garden.
In the fourth part of this series we'll investigate smokey quartz.