Amethyst gemstone

The gemstone amethyst is the most popular of the quartz group.

Its name taken from the Greek “amethystos” means “to protect against drunkenness”, it was considered in antiquity as a talisman against drunkenness.

The fine stone amethyst was once the gem attributed to ecclesiastical dignitaries because the purple, a mixture of red and blue, evokes the blood of Christ and the heavens, it was also called the “episcopal stone”. Even today, bishops wear amethyst rings.

Amethyst variety of quartz

Amethyst is a variety of macrocrystalline quartz, its color is attributed to the presence of iron linked to strong irradiation. Gem whose color varies from light purple to deep dark purple.

The main deposits of amethyst are Brazil, Madagascar, Uruguay, Zambia, Canada, United States, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Russia, Sri Lanka.
In lithotherapy, the amethyst variety of quartz is recommended to fight addictions, such as coffee, cigarettes or alcohol. It is considered the gem of wholeness and is said to help relieve anxiety and stress.

The most beautiful amethyst crystals are faceted, very popular in jewelry, jewelery and collectors, the other crystals are barreled to be polished or shaped into decorative objects, type druse amethyst.