Gemstones 101: About Amethyst and its Benefits


Amethyst is a variety of quartz that is highly prized for its spectacular purple color. It has been used for hundreds if not thousands of years for jewelry, ornaments, and spiritual purposes.

The ancient Greeks believed that amethyst had the power to protect against drunkenness, and so they decided to carve goblets from it to keep their wine “pure”. In fact, the word "amethyst" comes from the Greek word "amethystos," which means "not drunken."

In the Middle Ages, amethyst was popularly used for spiritual purposes because it was believed to possess spiritual properties and was often worn by bishops and placed in religious buildings. Today,  amethyst is still used for spiritual and healing purposes, as many people believe that it can help to calm the mind and promote clarity of thought.

In addition to its spiritual properties, amethyst is believed to have physical and mental health benefits. It is reputed to help with insomnia, anxiety, and depression, as well as physical conditions such as headaches and digestive problems. It is also said to help boost the immune system, balance metabolism, and promote healthy skin.

To the practitioners of spiritual healing, amethyst is evidently a powerful and protective stone, and is often used in crystal healing to soothe the mind and body. It is believed to help cleanse negative energy and promote positivity and spiritual growth.

For those who dwell in the spiritual realm, amethyst is said to enhance intuition and psychic abilities, and many people also claim that amethyst helps during meditation to connect with their higher self and receive guidance and insight.

Benefits aside, amethyst is a popular gemstone that is very much appreciated for its beauty and is used for jewelry. Its stunning purple color and durability make it a popular choice for rings, necklaces, and earrings. Amethyst is also relatively affordable compared to other gemstones, making it accessible to a wider range of people.