Amethyst Crystals Meanings and Properties

Amethyst Crystals Meanings and Properties

Amethyst Crystals Meanings and Properties

 

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide, notably Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia

Mineral Species: Quartz

Mineral Group: Oxides

Chemical Formula: SiO2

Hardness: 7

Crystal System: Trigonal

Colour: Pale lilac / violet to deep purple

Typical Appearance: Normally as druzy clusters, in typical amethyst form. More rarely as individual prismatic crystals. Commonly massive.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius and Capricorn

Chakra Alignment: Third Eye

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: The name is from the Greek for “not drunken”, as it was worn as an amulet against inebriation.

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