The word “Amethyst” derives its name from Middle English amatist, from Latin amethystus, from Greek amethustos, meaning not drunk or intoxicating. This stone is said to guard one against drunkenness.
|Indian Name :||Amethyst|
|Formation :||Formed in Alluvial deposits and geodes.|
Amethyst from the Urals has a reddish tinge; Canadian Amethyst is violet. Other localities include Sri Lanka, India, Uruguay, Madagascar, U.S.A, Germany, Australia, Nambia and Zambia.
The purest form of Amethyst is colorless and the finest quality is in shades of purple, lilac and mauve.
Specific Gravity :
|Refractive Index :||1.54-1.55|
|On heating amethyst, it changes its color to yellow, producing citrine.|
|Advantages :||Symbolizes sincerity, security, and peace of mind.|
|Magnifies psychic abilities and right-brain activity.|
|Strengthens immunity, while energizing and purifying the blood.|
|Relieves headaches and improves blood sugar imbalance.|
According to an ancient myth, drinking wine from an Amethyst goblet would prevent one from becoming inebriated (Feeling drunk). In Tibet it is believed that amethyst kept under a pillow will give one a calm and peaceful sleep.