Amethyst is an extremely popular crystal for jewellery lovers and for obvious reasons! Purple is a colour that is relatively rare in the natural world, causing the gemstone to be highly prized in the ancient world and even more so today. Here at Onyx we understand the value of each gemstone and that every piece of jewellery is special in its own way, we strongly believe in this so no wonder we have an Aladin’s cave of unique and bespoke item’s. Amethyst is found all over the world, with some of the most precious deposits still found in Greece, Italy, the Middle East, and the north of Africa. Amethyst’s name derives from the ancient Greek word amethustos, meaning sober. In Greek mythology, amethyst was a rock crystal dyed purple by the tears of Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry. Ancient Egyptians used the stone as the representative of the zodiac sign of the goat.
Amethyst and Chakra’s
Amethyst is linked to the crown chakra and also the psychic energies of the third eye chakra. It has been suggested that it can be highly beneficial to wear an amethyst crystals close to the physical locations of these two chakras (the top of the head and the centre of the forehead). To celebrate Amethyst as February’s birthstone and to help strengthen these links we are offering buy one set of Amethyst earrings get the second half price, so no need to decided between your two favourites why not get both! Amethyst is also a great crystal for travellers so if your going anywhere don’t forget to pack some, as carrying a piece with you when you are taking journeys is a wonderful way to harness its energy for protection and safety while travelling.
Amethyst and it’s metaphysical properties
Wanting to help balance your busy lifestyle? Very few crystals with metaphysical properties are as famous as Amethyst. Many believe that Amethyst is one of relatively few gemstones with the specific purpose of improving intellectual and strengthening the immune system. Amethyst is a natural stress reliever and can also detoxify the body. At Onyx we have an array of different forms of Amethyst in multiple settings which you can wear as pendants; rings; bracelets and many more forms if you can think of it we have it or can even make it, to help bring peace to your emotional and physical lifestyle. Amethyst is a form of quartz that contains iron and other trace minerals within its structure. Due to this Amethyst is seen as a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote balance, calm, and peace. It has also been said to help you achieve a speedy recovery from a severe illness, with some stating it can be effective when it comes to cell regeneration. On an emotional level, Amethyst is used in crystal healing to help heal personal losses and grief, bringing one gently past painful experiences.
Amethyst and love
With Amethyst being February’s birthstone it’s only right that we dedicate a section to it’s connection with Saint Valentine! It is believed that Amethyst crystal’s energies will help you understand your own needs, wants, and desires in your relationship and have we got some stunning Amethyst piece’s for you to help keep your romantic fires burning. It is also said that Amethyst will stimulate your heart and open yourself up to more love by breaking down your walls, releasing all your fears and worries about love. The gem stone is also know to help eliminate destructive actions and ideas and replace them with only affirmative, empowering, and uplifting ones.
Now you know a little more about the amazing gemstone that is Amethyst don’t forget to pop in and have a look at our collection, after all it could help in many more ways that you think!