Amethyst Meaning & Properties

Posted by Shelby Mayfield on

What is Amethyst: 

A violet-to-purple type of quartz with iron traces embedded in its crystal lattice which causes the purple color. Amethyst means 'not intoxicated' and comes from the ancient Greek word – Amethystos.T his calming stone allows you to quiet your mind and keep it clear from bring "intoxicated" with negative energy.

 

Properties of Amethyst

Mineral Group

Tectosilicate 

Cleavage

Poor - indistinct

Chemical Composition 

SiO2

Fracture 

Conchoidal

Luster

Glassy

Diaphaneity

Transparent - opaque

Color

Purple

Streak

White

Mohs Hardness

7

Specific Gravity

2.65 - 2.66

Diagnostic Properties

Purple color, luster

Crystal System

Hexagonal (Trigonal)

Uses

Jewelry and handstone carvings

Chakras

Crown Chakra

Zodiac

Pisces & Aquarius

Numerical Vibration

3

Origin of Color

The color results from the presence of trace amounts of iron as [FeO4]4-

Metaphysical Meaning 

Beacuse of the presence of iron this crystal symbolizes human strength, obstinacy, fortitude, honor, courage, sharpness (of body and mind), tenacity, and confidence in power.

Note: All crystals contain energy that can be used to amplify your own intentions and manifestations through meditation and daily wear.

 

 

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