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Where Amethyst is Found :

Color of Amethyst :

Amethyst is found in geodes in Brazil, Canada, America, Russia, Africa, India, Namibia, and Sri Lanka. Amethyst may be purple, lilac, or mauve.

Birthstone :

Anniversary :

Amethyst is the birthstone for February. It is also considered the astrological birthstone for Aquarius, Pisces, and Sagittarius. Amethyst is the anniversary gemstone for both the 4th and 6th years of marriage.

Fun Fact :

  • Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that amethyst could prevent drunkenness.

Amethyst in History :

  • Europeans considered amethyst to be the stone of St. Valentine and of faithful lovers.
  • Amethyst was a favorite of Egyptian royalty.
  • Pieces of amethyst are featured in the British Crown Jewels.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to quicken intelligence and dissipate evil thoughts.

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Healing Properties of Amethyst :

  • helps with headaches
  • corrects blood sugar imbalances
  • cures insomnia

Mystical Properties of Amethyst :

  • sleeping with amethyst under your pillow will promote intuitive dreams
  • allows the wearer to express themselves more clearly
  • can heal addictions of all kinds
  • brings stability and peace
  • bolsters courage
  • eases the pain of grief
  • helpful when dealing with monetary and legal problems–resulting in prosperity

Amethyst in Religion :

  • Amethyst was believed to encourage celibacy and symbolize piety so it was often used in the decoration of Catholic and other churches during the Middle Ages.
  • Rosaries are often made of amethyst in Tibet, where the purple gemstone is considered sacred to Buddha.
  • Amethyst was considered to be the stone of bishops during the Middle Ages, and they still often wear amethyst rings.