Energetic Properties: Purification, Intuition, Enhancing Psychic Abilities, Transmuting Negative Energy, Protection, Balance, Connection to Higher Self
Composition: Silicon Dioxide; SiO2; with inclusions of Iron
Chakras: 7th-Crown, 6th-First Eye
More info: The purple in Amethyst is due to inclusions of iron and other transition elements. The ancient Greeks, Romans, and even up to societies through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, all perceived Amethyst as a way to promote self control, clear thinking, and balance. The name Amethyst comes from the ancient Greek “a” meaning not and “methustos” meaning intoxicated. Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February and it is the official state gemstone of South Carolina. Amethyst color can fade if exposed to too much sunlight. Up until the 18th century, Amethyst was included in the most valuable gemstone group known as "Precious Gemstones," along with Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, and Emerald.