Amethyst

AMETHYST

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz, coloured by iron impurities.

When amethyst is subjected to intense heat, the chemical composition of the iron impurities is changed and the rock becomes yellow citrine.

 

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

Hardness: 7

Colour: Pale to dark purple

Lustre: Vitreous

Chemical composition: SiO₂

 

HEALING PROPERTIES:

.Balancing

.Helps self control

.Calming

.Aids meditation and sleep

.Used for psychic protection

.Helps with sobriety

.Helps prevent nightmares

.Enhances creativity

 

CHAKRA:

Crown chakra (just above the top of the head)

 

REFERENCES:

The Essential Crystal Handbook – Simon and Sue Lilly

Kiara James