Purple Stone of Serenity- Amethyst
Amethysts, the birthstone of the water and air signs Pisces and Aquarius respectively, is a purple variant of quartz. Part of the hexagonal crystal system, it is a semiprecious stone with a vitreous or glassy luster. It represents everything that is associated with spiritual healing, calmness, and wisdom.
Rooted in the ancient Greek word- Amethystos meaning “not intoxicated”, the Greeks thought that using this stone will protect them from being intoxicated and falling prey to the addiction that is drinking. And therefore, the stone came to be linked with crystal clear clarity, deep contemplation, and a sense of control over life.
The jewelry is considered to be dated as early as 2000 BC. Frequently favored by royalty, it was considered as a symbol for the deity of Christ. Discovered in its abundance, it stepped down from the hierarchy of being the gemstone for just the wealthy. High-quality gemstones can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Uruguay, and the Far East. The ideal grade, “Deep Siberian” has a primary purple tint of 75-80% to it, and 15-20% blue and red secondary tints.
Amethyst is a gemstone that has the primary function of healing people. This healing occurs on three levels, discussed as follows:
Physical: Amethyst is associated with healthy cell regeneration, encouraging soothing sleep and rest, as well as bringing the hormones in balance. Even for those who have constant battles with a foggy head or migraine, Amethyst can help gain a clear hold on the world.
Emotional: The gemstone is clearly famous for its sense of serenity to a haphazard world. Keeping the stone near, one finds themselves comforted, grounded, and soothed in a truly uplifting way.
Metaphysical: Strongly linked to the crown chakra, it is famous for bridging the gap between the physical and spiritual realm.
It is impossible to resist this all-good gemstone. So hurry, and buy some for yourself from Atwood Jewelers.