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All about amethyst

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Amethyst is a unique purple crystal from the quartz family. Natural radiation and iron impurities cause different shades of purple. Meaning the color can vary from being a pale lilac through 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 or as ornaments. Amethyst comes in many shapes and sizes, from little tumble stones and jewelry to large cathedrals. Try using it to protect yourself and your home from negativity. By combining amethyst, clear quartz, and rose quartz and placing them in specific areas, to produce a triangle, also known as a ‘golden triangle.’ The golden triangle strengthens the individual traits of each stone to produce optimal results. 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 when you go to bed. This will aid your sleeping pattern and, as a result, allow you to drift off to sleep more peacefully. It’s also believed to help relieve pain, reduce bruising and swelling while aiding the immune system. So you can use it to cure both migraines and headaches naturally.

Lie down in a quiet room and place a piece on your third eye chakra. Stay like this for five minutes, taking long deep breaths. Consequently, 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 can help ease eye strain & reduce radiation. Radiation is all around us in today’s society. Having some nearby can 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 ask it. 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 sage stick by lighting the sage 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 on the amethyst back to its original state.

Grab your own amethyst today

Amethyst has many wonderful properties and is a good all-round 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.

For an extra special treat, you will also find a beautiful rough pendulum, waiting for you to ask whatever questions your heart desires. If you are already the proud owner of one of these stunning stones, you will find many different cleansing tools within the energy tools section of our shop.

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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