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Amethyst is a stunning and popular variety of quartz known for its striking purple or violet coloration. It has been highly prized for its beauty and metaphysical properties for centuries. Amethyst derives its name from the ancient Greek word "amethystos," which means "not intoxicated." The name is believed to stem from the ancient belief that amethyst could protect its wearer from the effects of alcohol intoxication. Today, amethyst is treasured not just for its allure but also for its wide range of metaphysical and healing properties.


One of the most distinctive characteristics of amethyst is its deep purple color, which can range from pale lavender to rich, royal purple. The color is due to the presence of trace amounts of iron and aluminum in the quartz crystal structure. Amethyst can exhibit a range of fascinating optical effects, including color zoning, cat's-eye effects, and asterism, but its uniform purple hue is the most famous and sought after.


Beyond its visual appeal, amethyst is known for its metaphysical properties. It is often associated with spiritual growth, tranquility, and protection. Many people believe that amethyst can help calm the mind, promote sobriety, and assist in meditation. It is considered a stone of balance and healing, aiding in emotional and mental well-being. Amethyst is also associated with the crown chakra, which is believed to connect individuals to higher consciousness and spirituality.


Physically, amethyst is believed to have several healing properties. It is said to help alleviate headaches and migraines, promote restful sleep, and boost the immune system. Some people place amethyst under their pillows to facilitate better sleep and more vivid dreams. Its calming and balancing energy makes it a popular choice in various forms of alternative and holistic healing practices, including crystal therapy and Reiki.


Amethyst can be found in various parts of the world, with notable deposits in Brazil, Uruguay, Zambia, and Russia. It is often used in jewelry, from rings and pendants to bracelets and earrings, and is a popular gemstone in both contemporary and traditional designs. It is also used in decorative pieces like sculptures and amethyst geodes. Whether for its captivating beauty or its believed metaphysical properties, amethyst remains a cherished gemstone with a rich history and enduring popularity.


This amethyst base slice is cut to measure 4 inches in width and 4.5 inches in height, with a weight of approximately 2.30 pounds.


Amethyst Cut Base

SKU: AmCutBase40

  •  Believed to possess a calming energy, amethyst is often associated with enhancing spiritual awareness and promoting a sense of tranquility. It is thought to aid in meditation, providing a pathway to higher states of consciousness and facilitating connection with the divine. Amethyst is also considered a powerful protective stone, shielding its bearer from negative energies and promoting a clear, focused mind. Embraced by various cultures throughout history, amethyst continues to be valued for its metaphysical attributes, serving as a symbol of spiritual growth and balance.

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