Deposit sites: Brazil, Uruguay, Madagascar, India and the United States, South Africa, Japan, Sri Lanka, Russia, Iran, Namibia, and Mexico
Zodiacal sign: Aquarius, Sagittarius, Pisces, Scorpio, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Aries, Capricorn
Color scheme: light to dark violet, reddish purple
Gemstone of the month: February, 6th Wedding Anniversary
Amethyst can range in color from lavender to purple to royal violet and is a member of the quartz family of gems. Considered a powerful gemstone to safeguard against black magic, the major spiritual property of the amethyst is to open up the spiritual or psychic center of the mind. Wear an amethyst if you want to get in touch with your intuition, your feelings or your values.
Amethyst has been a favorite with monarchs and royalty throughout history. Believed to possess many supernatural powers, amethyst (Greek, meaning ‘not drunken’) was worn as an amulet against drunkenness. It was also considered a sure¬fire cure for headaches, toothaches and gout and protection from poisoning and the plague.
Amethyst was thought to safe guard soldiers, ensure victory, aid hunters, protect against contagious diseases, control evil thoughts, quicken the intelligence, and make its owner shrewd in business.