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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. The colour can vary from pale lilac to a deep, rich purple. In ancient times people wore amethyst around the neck to prevent intoxication. The word originated from the Greek ‘Amethystos,’ which means ‘not intoxicate.’

Nowadays, it is mainly used for healing work, in jewellery, 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, combining amethyst, clear quartz, and rose quartz around your room in a triangular pattern 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 jewellery promotes peace, happiness, and inner strength, why not find a piece you love wearing?

How to use amethyst

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

Lie in a quiet room for headache relief, then place a crystal on your third eye chakra. Stay like this for five minutes, close your eyes, and take deep breaths. You should begin to feel the benefits within a few minutes. Keep a piece of amethyst with you to keep a headache at bay. Once again, a stone in your pocket on a piece of jewellery 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 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 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 colour 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 beautiful properties and is an excellent all-around crystal; it’s a must for any crystal healer and an ideal starter stone. So, if you still need this precious gem from your collection, grab one now; at Surrender to Happiness, we stock several different types, such as this banded amethyst rough crystal. 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.

Click here for more information on harnessing the energy of amethyst. And remember to tag us in your pictures on Instagram @surrender_to_happiness; we love to see our reader’s journeys.

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