About: This glorious purple crystal has been prized for ages and at one time was as valuable as diamonds. It is actually in the quartz family. The presence of manganese in clear quartz produces amethyst and the amount of iron varies the level of purple coloration. It is found all over the world in geodes, clusters, and as long single terminations. This is also February’s birthstone.
Metaphysical: Amethyst is used to stimulate the psychic self and help connect to the subconscious realms including the dream space. Its energy encourages intuition and insight and can help with insomnia and anxiety. Amethyst encourages us to look deep within ourselves to come to terms and work with the energies and visions that lay at the core of our being.
Why you should where this stone: We use Amethyst in our third eye chakra collection because it helps to bring us back to centre and raise our awareness so we can balance our desires and goals with that of the universe. It is for this reason amethyst can be used to help guide us.
So often our subconscious knows where and what we should do because it has a more direct connection to our universal purpose. It communicates this through the gentle pull of our intuition. Amethyst supports this and puts us in touch and in line with this powerful directing force. This is why it is so often associated with our third eye chakra and why we use it in our third eye collection.