Name – The word “Amethyst” gets its name from Middle English word Amatist, from Latin Amethystus and from the Greek word Amethustos, meaning not drunk or not intoxicating. This stone was originally believed to protect an individual from drunkenness or intoxication. A very pretty semi-precious gemstone available in a range of enchanting hues of purple, Amethyst is still believed to prevent disillusions, insomnia and illnesses of mind. It is the birthstone for the people born in the month of February.

Indian name – Amethyst

Formation – This stone is formed in alluvial deposits and geodes.

Sources – Amethyst from the Urals is known to have a reddish tinge; the Canadian Amethyst is violet. Other places, which are known for Amethyst mining or production include Sri Lanka, India, Uruguay, Madagascar, U.S.A, Germany, Australia, Nambia and Zambia.

Available colours – The purest form of Amethyst is colourless, while the finest quality Amethysat is found in shades of purple, lilac and mauve.

SG – 2.65, RI – 1.54 – 1.55, Hardness – 7

On heating Amethyst, its colour changes to yellow, as it produces citrine on heat application.

Advantages – Amethyst is know for the following benefits –
  • Symbolises sincerity, security, and peace of mind
  • Magnifies psychic abilities and right-brain activity
  • Encourages Celibacy
  • Strengthens immunity, while energising and purifying the blood
  • Relieves headaches and improves blood sugar imbalances

Fancy Facts – According to an ancient myth, drinking wine from an Amethyst goblet would prevent the individual from becoming inebriated (feeling drunk).

In Tibet, it is believed that an Amethyst kept under a pillow gives one a calm and peaceful sleep.

Attracted towards the beauty of the gemstone Amethyst? Do you want to buy it? However, if you are not sure of this gemstone being the right one for you – you can directly Talk to An Astrologer, who will be able to recommend the best gemstone that’s perfect for you!

If you know this gemstone will be ideal for you and want to buy it, you can buy the original Amethyst gemstone here.

02 Sep 2014

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