Virtues in lithotherapy, characteristics and history


Amethyst is a variety of quartz, like ametrine, citrine, smoky quartz, rose quartz, and many other minerals.

Amethyst is a purple, translucent to opaque mineral. Its purple color is due to the traces of iron it contains.

It's a fine stone , formerly semi-precious stone but this designation is prohibited from a commercial point of view.

Characteristics of amethyst

Main deposits
Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, Uruguay
From pale mauve to deep purple
Hardness (Mohs scale)
7: Scratch the glass
Chemical composition
Silicon dioxide: SiO 2

crystal system

Trigonal (rhombohedral)


Third eye chakra (Sixth chakra, "Ajna"), Crown chakra (Seventh chakra, "Sahasrara")

Trace elements


Astrological signs

Capricorn, Pisces, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Virgo

Purification and Recharging

Purify Amethyst

Recharge Amethyst

Amethyst is purified with pure water, salt water or pure salt .

For pure salt purification, we advise you to use the indirect purification method .

Purification in a pure water bath requires leaving the stone for about 4 to 5 hours in its bath. To purify it with salt water , it will suffice to let it soak for 2 to 3 hours .

Amethyst should not be recharged in sunlight: you can leave your stone in moonlight overnight.

You can also recharge your amethyst on a cluster of rock crystal .

Recharging on rock crystal takes about 1 hour and can be done day or night.


— Amethyst

The virtues of Amethyst on the emotional level

Amethyst is a stone of strength and wisdom . It helps its wearer to master his passions and chases away obsessive thoughts .

It has the property of clarifying dreams and eliminating nightmares . It can therefore promote calm and deep sleep in some people.

The soothing action of amethyst on anxieties and anger makes it an excellent stone for mental rebalancing , to fight against stress and learn to let go .

Amethyst 's ability to open the mind to greater clarity makes it ideal when one wishes to stimulate one's imagination or creativity , while enjoying its positive vibes of humility and serenity .

8mm Amethyst Bracelet
6mm Amethyst Bracelet

The virtues of Amethyst on the physical level

Amethyst is very useful to help fight against addictions (tobacco, alcohol, coffee, etc.), against digestive problems related to stress and nervousness.

It is also used in lithotherapy to compensate for obsessive excesses of an intimate nature.

The virtues of Amethyst on the spiritual level

Amethyst is a stone of spiritual elevation : it promotes concentration during meditation .

It is a good tool for divination , dream work and for honing your psychic abilities .

COLOR Properties


Purple is the color of the imagination , of creativity , it opens the mind to eventualities and allows us to overcome the materialism that surrounds us.

It is a color that is highly recommended for artists , writers and anyone looking for innovation .

It is also the color of oneirism , intuition , mediumship and clairvoyance because it develops and supports sensitivity to the invisible .

History & traditions

The name amethyst comes from the Greek amethustos , which is not drunk. It would have been so named because of its color which is reminiscent of wine that has been cut with water, thus reducing its alcohol level.

By comparison with the etymology of its name, the amethyst was used in particular by the Romans, in cup decorated with figures of Bacchus, god of wine, to protect themselves from drunkenness.

In the 16th century, Rémy Belleau composed Les Amours de Bacchus et d'Améthyste , a mythological poem in which he imagined the following legend: When the god of wine Bacchus met the beautiful nymph Amethyst who was going to the temple of Diana, his ardor towards the nymph was so insistent that she had to call Diana for help. Diana then transformed Amethyst into crystal in the arms of Bacchus who, mad with rage, decreed that anyone who drinks his wine from an Amethyst cup will not be able to savor its intoxication.

Amethyst is the most valued and popular form of quartz. It has been used extensively in jewelery for monarchs, from the pharaohs of Egypt to the British monarchy.

In Egypt, beads, amulets, bracelets and funerary scarabs dating from the first Egyptian dynasty (2920-2770 BC) have also been found.

Amethyst was also used by the Romans for their jewelry and cups, while the Minoans of Crete made cylinder seals from it.

In the Middle Ages, amethyst was widely used as an antidote to poison. It was used as a charm against witchcraft in Northern Europe.

Some claim that Leonardo da Vinci wrote that this stone increases intelligence and drives away bad thoughts, but we have not found any reliable source on this.

Amethyst is a very present stone in religions. As indicated in the book of Exodus, the amethyst is one of the stones which composes the breastplate of the high priest of Israel. But it is also the stone of the Brahman in India, the stone of the bishop in Catholicism - the bishops wore it as a ring until 1960 - and the stone of the spiritual journey in Buddhism, it also composes the rosaries Buddhists.

Note that according to tradition, we celebrate the amethyst wedding after 48 years of marriage.

Lithotherapy is an alternative energy therapy, the indications given do not in any way constitute medical advice, they are taken from cultures and reference works in the field. For any medical problem we invite you to consult your doctor. Never stop treatment without medical advice.

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  • Leydie

    Bonjour, je voud savoir à quel moment dois-je purifier ma pierre roulée Améthyste ? Est ce que je dois obligatoirement y ajouter du gros sel dans l’eau ? Merci à vous. Bonne journée.

  • Martine Peneff

    Vos pierres sont tres belles et vos conseils,serieux et efficaces.merci.

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