Amethyst is a beautiful crystal, deep purple in color. Because of its amazing color, it was used by royalty in their crowns, garments, and breastplates. From the royal perspective, it was thought to be a crystal that promoted divine connection and higher consciousness. Amethyst is also thought to be one of the Shamanic Power stones, offering insight and protection.
Because of its spiritual nature, Amethyst has been used as a potent crystal for meditation. When meditating in groups, it is often the center stone used to create an energetic environment that heightens group meditation. As a meditation stone, Amethyst can be placed on the "third eye" to enhance meditation.
Amethyst is a crystal that also promotes a strong connection to Divine Source energy. It leads its bearer to insights about life from a higher perspective, promoting unconditional love, and spiritual wisdom.
Amethyst is also known to awaken intuition and enhance insight, foresight, and the unfolding of psychic ability. Amethyst also can assist in balancing the highs and lows of emotions.
The name, Amethyst, comes from the Greek and means "not drunken." The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.
The triangular specimen has Calcite Growths and both specimen contain an abundance of iron oxide.
Crystals vary in sizes, shapes, and colors. Measurements are approximate.
The Triangular specimen measures approximately 5-1/4" x 5-1/2" x 4-3/4" on the sides and 2-3/8" tall.
The Rectangular specimen measures approximately 5-1/4" x 2-3/4" x 4" x 4-5/8" on the sides and 2-1/8" tall.