Amethyst Gemstone: Kings decorated crowns with amethyst. Religious leaders wore the stones on robes and headwear. Up until the 19th-century amethyst was considered a rare stone and was just as expensive as emeralds and diamonds. It became associated with royalty.
Not only was the amethyst rare because it was hard to find, but because it was purple. Purple was a challenging color to dye, and amethyst was purple. Prior to the 1900s, the purple color and scarcity made amethyst a rare gemstone, and affordable only for the very wealthy.
Amethyst was found abundant in Brazil and Uruguay, and Amethyst became affordable for the masses. The highest quality amethyst gemstones with the deepest purple colors are found in Uruguay.
Today amethyst, a quartz crystal is frequently crafted into beautiful jewelry pieces. Whether you are looking for a necklace, bracelet, earrings, or brooch, you can find an amethyst gemstone. Designs using amethyst gemstones can be found in high-end solid gold pieces or in high-end costume jewelry.
Amethyst is always purple in color but the deeper the purple, the more valuable the gemstone, and the higher the price. Amethyst is more than a stone to capture beauty. It has metaphysical meanings as well.
Amethyst Stone meaning
The word “amethyst” originates from the Greek word amethysts, meaning sober. It is said, that if you wear amethyst close to your body, you will not get drunk.
Our world could use some amethyst today, as amethyst is a calming stone. When you need clarity of mind and tranquility, wear amethyst quartz crystal close, or keep it in your pocket. The mystical powers of amethyst will calm you down and give you peace of mind.
Amethyst is also symbolized with courage. It is rumored that in days gone by, Egyptian soldiers carried amethyst stones to battle.
Amethyst gemstone is for birthdays in February. It is often gifted as the stone for sixth, 17th, and 33rd wedding anniversaries.
Whether you want to emulate royalty, or need calm and tranquility, or just need to stay sober, amethyst is a great gemstone to wear.