Spectacular images of amethyst from around the world, contributed by community members. – Mark

 

Amethyst is a crystal. Crystals are built out of atoms. Atoms are made up of protons, neutron and electron. When the atoms of a mineral are arranged in a particular manner i.e. the mineral has a definite internal order due to the periodic arrangement of atoms in three dimensions, it is called a crystal. ....

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Is Amethyst a Spiritual gemstone»

A post by Ashutosh Roy

If you ever want to increase your awareness regarding your inner aspects for the spurt of your spiritual growth, you must sharpen your third eye and try to look into the world by your third eye. Amethyst plays the most significant role in opening your third eye and reenergizes the same for heightening awareness. ....

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Amethyst Crystal Structure»

A post by Yumain Hussain

Molecular structure of amethyst consist of chains of silicon tetrahedrons with six-sided pointed long pyramids. Most of the amethyst mined from different places and sources show remarkable differences in the molecular structure. ....

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Amethyst and its sister stone Citrine»

A post by Yuman Hussain

Amethyst and Citrine is about the twin stones belonging to the same quartz family or Silicon dioxide sharing most of the properties and yet are different. ....

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How to care for Amethyst jewelry»

A post by Ardamun Ramdeva

Amethyst in rings will collect soap film, oil and dirt at the back and between the prongs of the mounting and the gemstone. Film from lotions, powders, and skin oils dulls Amethyst and reduces its brilliance.....

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How Amethyst can treat alcoholics»

A post by Ritika Changrani

Amethyst, an alluring wine-colored gem, is said to possess the cure to alcoholism. Its healing properties give a person the mental strength to wrestle vices and stay away from addictions. It aids the elimination of negative thoughts and brings one closer to the higher aspects of self. ....

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Amethyst Facts»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

This good-looking gemstone has to be purple in colour. However, different shades of purple are found as it is procured from diverse parts of the universe that have different climatic conditions, nature of the chemical composition and temperature levels etc. With the shade of purple colour of the stone, the country could be identified from where the respective stone is acquired. ....

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Different Amethyst Treatment»

A post by Yuman Hussain

Different Amethyst treatment tells about different laboratory treatments of Amethyst including heat treatment and irradiation process and its effect including its commercial value.....

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Amethyst Chemical Properties»

A post by Ritika Changrani

Amethyst is a macro crystalline variety of Quartz with the chemical formula SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide). Mostly occurring as purple, lilac or mauve in colour, the purest form is colorless. Experts attribute the purple color of amethyst to small amounts of iron (Fe4+) impurities (approximately 40 parts per million) at specific sites in the crystal structure of quartz.....

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Reiki and Amethyst»

A post by Madhubanti Rudra

Traditionally regarded as the gemstone of higher spiritual insight and a great meditation tool, amethyst has been revered all over the world for centuries. Particularly in the orient, amethyst remained the most sought after energy enhancer. This huge reserve of positive energy of amethyst can be channelized to treat the ailments in several oriental traditional therapies. Among these alternative healing procedures, reiki emerged as one of the most popular practices in the contemporary times. However, the use of amethyst has been proved to entice even higher level of energy in the delivering reiki. ....

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How amethyst can heal »

A post by Madhubanti Rudra

Since antiquity, amethyst has been regarded as the stone of spirituality and psychic empowerment. The article reflects on the other healing properties of this universally praised gemstone. ....

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Amethyst mines»

A post by Madhubanti rudra

The place of origin is a valuable yardstick for determining the authenticity of a stone on the basis of its unique characteristic features. For a stone like amethyst, which occurs in several places of the world it is particularly important to know the special traits corresponding to a particular region, so that a collector can differentiate them and make their proper valuation. ....

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Feng shui and Amethyst»

A post by Madhubanti Rudra

A stone with bright purple hues, amethyst has been a part of Royal adornment and feng shui as an old Chinese discipline always revered for its magical power for bringing luck, health and wealth. When feng shui applies the magical power of amethyst to reduce men’s pains and sufferings, the result is nearly miraculous. ....

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Amethyst Internationally Acclaimed Gem»

A post by Mathew Abraham

Now that amethyst is being mined all over the world, it is readily available internationally and has become very popular with jewelers. Its natural attributes (especially color, shape and size) vary according to the location from which it is mined. The stone comes in a dazzling array of enchanting shades that range from deep purples to pale lilac pastels. It is a much sought after gem because of its association with royalty, the wealthy and powerful, and also with certain religious leaders. Wearing the gem gives its owner a sense of belonging to a superior class in society. It is also believed to have many supernatural powers that are beneficial to the wearer. It is the internationally accepted choice as a gift for the 4th, 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries. ....

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Amethyst in History»

A post by Mathew Abraham

Since the color of amethyst is associated with royalty, it has been the natural choice for most monarchs from ancient times. Egyptian rulers had a marked preference for the stone. Some exquisite amethyst stones adorn the British Crown Jewels. Catherine the Great was also known to have a liking for this precious stone. Besides, rulers were expected to be sober in order to make proper decisions on important matters, and amethyst was believed to have the ability to protect the wearer from any kind of intoxicating influence. ....

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Amethyst perfect 6th anniversary gift»

A post by Debjani Banerjee

Amethysts have a scintillating range of color. A wide range of purple characterizes this gemstone. The crystals as they occur in nature are in the form of sparkling clusters growing amidst chunks of quartz and other kinds of rock. The mineral manganese in quartz gives amethyst its special hue. ....

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Amethyst Jewellery »

A post by Binashaji

The Amethyst bespeaks royalty and this stone can even overpower the personality of the person wearing it just by its royal appearance. The stone looks best when it is set in gold with diamonds, the combination of purple and diamonds is a classic. Of course, a single large Amethyst ring or a large pendant in dozens of tiny purple stones can catch the eye without the help of any other gems. ....

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Amethyst rings buying guide by Suma»

A post by Suma shreyas

Amethyst is belived to give strength to people struggling with an addiction to drugs or intoxication. Amethyst comes from greek and means " not drunken", this was perhaps because of the belief that it wards off the ill- effects of intoxication. ....

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Amethyst Rings»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

The name is derived from the Greek word amethystos, that means 'not intoxicated'. Therefore, it is closely associated with the belief that it protects the wearer from the drunkenness. ....

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Amethyst Mystical and healing powers»

A post by Seema Susheel

Amethyst apart from being the beautiful charming purple gemstone is also known to be powerful and effective in bringing about a change in the person, internally and externally. Some people believe that the amethyst gemstone can be used to remove negativity and fear of failure and bring about a more intense spirituality and positive energy leading to success. ....

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Amethyst The February Birthstone»

A post by Seema Susheel

There are gemstones set for each month of the year. They suit and benefit people born on that month and hence are known as birthstones. ‘Amethyst’ the purple colored transparent beautiful stone is the birthstone for people born in the month of February. According to old legend and general beliefs worldwide amethyst is considered to make the wearer calm and in control of his various emotional levels. ....

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Amethyst engagement ring buying guide»

A post by Seema Susheel

You want to choose an ‘Amethyst’ embellishment for your engagement ring, then to know more on the stone is interesting as well as informative. Amethyst is a purple colored transparent gemstone. The color varieties are from light purple to medium and dark differing from stone to stone and in today’s world amethyst has become a very popular gemstone, as generally the color purple is considered to be royal, rich and glamorous. ....

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