Amethyst can form as stalactites from the ceilings of caves where iron, silica and calcium salts are present as the crystal forms. As water drips full of these minerals, forms amethyst "icicles" that hang from the ceiling. The tip of the stalactite or icicle has been sliced off and is called an amethyst rose cluster. This is the prized piece of the stalactite amethyst formation.
Amethyst turns into Citrine (golden color) when exposed to heat or light, so keep your amethyst pendant away from your windows to preserve the wonderful purple color.
The gemstone name Amethyst is derived from a Greek prefix, which is to negate something. The prefix is just the letter "A" and so putting the a before another word negates what follows. The rest of the name is from the Greek word methystos, which is about being intoxicated or drunk. So the name Amethyst essential means that to wear this stone will negate or prevent intoxication or drunkenness.
Amethyst stone benefits or Amethyst properties:
Cayce wrote about the metaphysical properties of amethyst. He wrote that deep purple amethyst calms the temper, enhances healing and fortifies one's energy when most needed. Also improves sleep.
Great for issues concerning pituitary, thyroid, thymus, and pancreas. Balances metabolism. Dissolves fatty tissue.
Also recommended for left/right brain hemisphere imbalances, i.e., epilepsy, dyslexia, coordination.
Enhances intuition. Activates heart and third eye chakras, but also helps with sleep. Hold just before retiring.
As implied above, one of the other amethyst healing properties is sobriety.
Measures 1-1/2 inches across at widest point.
Product code 6a.