Amethyst was used in jewelry in Ancient Egypt. The greek phrase "a-methystos", meaning not drunk was given to this crystal because wine during this time was the color purple. Today it is still one of the most popular gemstones around.
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide
Mineral Class: Silicates, Tectosilicates
Color: Lavender to Dark Purple
Locations Found: Africa, Bolivia, Brazil, China, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Tanzania, Uruguay
Care of Amethyst
Avoid leaving your Amethyst in direct sunlight as it can fade the gemstone. It is best to store in a dark place when not wearing. Amethyst can be cleaned using a soft cloth and warm water. Do not use abrasive cleaners. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended. Store in a soft case away from hard objects as it can be easily scratched.
Metaphysical Properties associated with Amethyst
*All metaphysical or healing properties listed below are collected from various sources. The validity of the information is not guaranteed nor expresses the artist's views. This compiled information is offered as a service for those interested in potential metaphysical properties and not meant to treat medical conditions.