Amethyst is a beautiful purple color crystal or the purple blood of mother earth. The name comes from the Greek word "amethystos," which means stupor. Amethyst is a light to deep purple quartz crystal with the formula SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide). Its perfect purple color results from terrestrial radiation, the presence of iron, other transition metals, and trace elements that form complex crystal lattices. The hardness of the crystal is the same as quartz and varies from 6.5 to 7.5 Mohs hardness. Hardness is also related to the strength of the purple hue; the more profound the Amethyst is purple, the greater its strength. It belongs to the trigonal crystal system or trigonal syngonia, which is one of the seven natural crystal systems.
It is a crystal of the seventh and highest energy center of consciousness. Its action is very subtle, as its vibration strongly affects the human crown chakra and, as a result, much greater receptivity for receiving knowledge and messages from the highest spiritual areas or the ultra-violet vibrational spiritual spectrum. With its help and proper use, we can calm the mind faster and safely redirect our attention back to the heart, from which all life originates. Amethyst is also the best aid for meditation in the Theta state, and its presence in the home enhances dreams and helps deepen Delta sleep.
Amethysts are found in many locations around the world. The most significant production of Amethysts is from Maraba, Pau d'Arco, Pará, and the Paraná Basin of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Sandoval, Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Artigas, Uruguay; Kalomo, Zambia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Smaller amounts are found in many other areas in Africa, Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Russia, Afghanistan, South Korea, Mexico, and the United States.
Amethyst is sensitive to intense heat and light, so it can lose or change color when exposed to high levels. It has high strength, and proper handling will prevent damage to the stone. Also, polishing the stone or cleaning with ultrasound or steam should be done very carefully.
Amethyst is a crystal of God's grace and mercy. We recommend it to anyone who wants to connect with the highest spiritual realms, looking for their universal truth, protection from mind stupor, and a safe way back to the center of the soul's home, the eternal Divine light of our heart.