Amethyst is a gemstone we frequently use in our work, and certainly a firm favourite. Is it a coincidence that so many of us are attracted to the regal purple hues, or is it because of the spiritual properties believed to be associated with this gem?
This is a beautiful stone for transformation and enlightenment. It is believed to restore calm and aid the emotional, spiritual and physical bodies in restoring balance and inner peace. The stone of spirituality and contentment, this stone promotes growth, stability and strength. It is a great gem to use for furthering your spiritual development. You can place this next to your yoga mat, wear it during practise, or simply hold it during meditation.
Amethyst is often used as an aid for cleansing negative or addictive patterns. It is a stone of protection, especially for negative energies and can assist with poor and restless sleep. You can place a piece of this crystal next to your bed, under your pillow or wear a pendant which sits on your skin.
History news flash; Amethyst gained its name from an Ancient Greek word meaning "not intoxicated." Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that amethyst had received its colour from the God of wine Dionysus, who poured the wine over clear crystal. They drank wine from goblets decorated with amethyst as an amulet to remind them of indulgence and addiction. Amethyst was so sought after and rare that it was as expensive as diamonds!