Amethyst - The Healer
Amethyst is a type of silica mineral quartz that is a beautiful gemstone that is loved for it’s violet color and healing properties. Amethyst has physical properties of quartz but contains more iron oxide than other types of quartz. When amethyst is heated it removes the color and changes it to the yellow of citrine. Most commercial citrine is made by heating up amethyst. Most amethyst is found in Brazil, Uruguay, Ontario and North Carolina.
The name, Amethyst, comes from the Greek word amethystos, meaning “not intoxicated.” This is how some come to believe that the stone helps protect the individual against drunkenness. Other beliefs about amethyst is that its healing powers help with physical ailments, emotional issues, and in energy healing, and chakra balancing.