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All about amethyst

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Amethyst is a unique purple crystal that is part of the quartz family. Natural radiation and iron impurities cause different shades of purple. Meaning the color can vary from being a pale lilac to a deep, rich purple. In ancient times people wore Amethyst around the neck to prevent intoxication. The word itself originated from the Greek word ‘Amethystos,’ which means ‘not intoxicate.’

Nowadays, it is mainly used for healing work, in jewelry, or as ornaments. Amethyst comes in many shapes and sizes, from little tumble stones and necklaces to large cathedrals. Try using it to protect yourself and your home from negativity. For example, if you combine amethyst, clear quartz, and rose quartz and place them around your room in a triangular pattern you will create a ‘golden triangle.’ The golden triangle strengthens the individual traits of each stone to produce optimal results within the triangle. While, wearing amethyst jewelry promotes peace, happiness, and inner strength, so why not find a piece that you will love to wear.

How to use amethyst

If you experience sleepless nights, begin by placing a piece of amethyst under your pillow or on your bedside table when you go to bed. This can aid your sleeping pattern and, allowing you to drift off to sleep more peacefully. It’s also believed to help relieve pain, reduce swelling and aid the immune system. So you could use it as a natural cure for both migraines and headaches.

For headache relief, begin by lying down in a quiet room, then place a crystal on your third eye chakra. Stay like this for five minutes, close your eyes and take long deep breaths. You should begin to feel the benefits within a few minutes. To keep a headache at bay, keep a piece of amethyst with you. A stone in your pocket or once again, on a piece of jewelry is an ideal way of doing this.

Working at a computer all day can cause computer fatigue. You can combat this by placing a cluster next to your screen. When it is placed in this way, it is said to help ease eye strain & reduce radiation. Radiation is all around us in today’s society, so having this crystal nearby could help protect you from this.


Using a pendulum is another excellent way to use amethyst in your daily routine. Pendulums tap into the subconsciousness and use your senses to gain the answers to questions that you ask them. They will pick up on the minutest of movements to move the pendulum in the direction that answers your question.

Cleansing your amethyst

If you are using amethyst, don’t forget to cleanse it regularly to clear it of negative energy. Here are a few ways to do this:

  • Place your crystal under the moonlight (a full moon is the best) and collect it in the morning, do not leave it out in the sun as this could affect the color and cause brown/yellowish patches to appear on the crystal.
  • Cleanse with a smoke cleansing stick by lighting it and passing the amethyst through the smoke a few times.
  • Use sound by ringing a brass bell over the crystal, the vibrations of the bell will help set the vibrations of the amethyst back to its original state.

Grab your own amethyst today

Amethyst has many wonderful properties and is a good all-around crystal. This means it’s a must for any crystal healer and an ideal starter stone. So, if you are missing this precious gem from your collection go and grab yourself one now. At surrender to happiness we stock several different types such as this banded amethyst rough crystal, just click on our shop and have a look around.

For an extra special treat, click on the link to find a beautiful rough pendulum, waiting for you to ask whatever questions your heart desires. In conclusion, whatever your preference when it comes to owning an amethyst you can’t go wrong. For more information on crystals take a look at our blog.

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