AmethystAppearance: Irregular shape (droplet), violet with inserts of white quartz, transparent, smooth, sleek, glassy
Classification: Variety of quartz
Chemical composition: Silica dioxide with manganese inserts (SiO2 + Mn). The violet hue is owed to the copper and manganese impurities.
Colors: violet, purple, lilac, lavender or amethyst. The best quality is featured by the completely transparent amethyst. Color fades out when the crystal is exposed to intense sunlight.
Specific color: It corresponds to the purple color in chromotherapy.
Legend: The legend goes that if one drank from an amethyst cup, they could prevent intoxication and cure drunkenness. The term “amethyst” comes from the Greek “amethystus” which derives from the term methy”=wine.
Recommendation: To be offered to the 4th and the 6th anniversary of marriage.
Chakras: Ajna, Sahasrara Padma

Metaphysical features:
• Helps at healing, absorbs pain in the stone
• Enhances the human intellectual and spiritual abilities, increases psychic qualities and courage
• Increases spiritual opening
• Helps realize the distinction between reality and illusion
• Helps and channeling energies, excellent for meditation
• Amplifies the feeling of satisfaction, brings power, stability, endurance and peace
• Purifies negative energies, eliminates fury, impatience and nightmares
• Prevents negative thinking, protects against black magic, shields against evil thoughts and curses
• Features great healing qualities
• Helps at reaching high levels of spirituality
• Features the ability to purify, bring calmness, transform inferior energies in superior energies (inner alchemy)
• Helps at understanding the transformation phases in people’s lives, such as death or birth, the loss of someone dear
• Calming effects in periods of stress, depression, sadness, desperation, lack of communication
• Increases intuition, helps at the development of the psyche
• Enables relaxation
• Useful for past life regressions
• Relaxes, eliminates stress
• Offers a state of discernment, inner peace, dream, love, happiness, friendship, protection
• Increases sobriety
• Balances karma
• Offers guidance in moments of confusion
• Brings success in businesses
• Amplifies common sense
• The water in which a clean (previously purified) amethyst has beneficial effects; also, the water can be used for plants
• Helps at eliminating alcoholism (if the stone is “programmed to this purpose”)
• Said to be able to reduce snoring
• Beneficial effects on the central nervous system, digestive system, endocrine system
• Helpful in cases of diabetic patients
• Useful in case of convulsions, neuralgia, allergies
• Prevents acne
• Helps at tissue regeneration
• Balances deranged behaviors: kleptomania, alcoholism, dangerous addictions, vices, helps at alleviating obsessions or addictions (to tobacco, food)

Astrological correspondences:
• Aries, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
• Stone assigned to the month of February
• Pisces’ lucky talisman
• Governing planets: Venus, Jupiter, Pluto, Mars, Uranus
• Corresponds to number 3 (people born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st, 30th of the month)
• Element: water