Why Everyone Loves Amethyst: A Magical Crystal Guide


We sell it over and over again in our tiny witchy shop. We are drawn to it when it is time to make something with crystals. Whether it’s the beautiful purple colors or the magical and healing properties, we love Amethyst!

So, let’s take a look at this wonderful and beautiful crystal.

Geological Properties

Amethyst is a common form of quartz found throughout the world. Its color ranges from deep purple to pale violet. The most common medium purple colored amethyst comes from Brazil. Manganese in quartz creates amethyst, and varying amounts of iron create the color variations.

Metaphysical Properties

Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone. It helps protect against psychic attack. The energy of the attack is transformed into positive, loving energy.

Amethyst is a calming stone and excellent for the mind. It helps you to relax and become more focused, less scattered. It brings together common sense and spiritual insights to aid in decision making.

Amethyst helps transform lower energies into higher, aiding in spiritual growth and change. It enhances cooperation between the physical, mental, an spiritual self.

Amethyst helps you center by smoothing out highs and lows. It dispels anger, fear, anxiety, and helps you cope with loss. It aids in stability and peace.

Sleeping with amethyst helps open the third eye and brings psychic dreams. It has been used to aid with insomnia.

Historically, amethyst has been used to encourage sobriety.

Varieties of Amethyst

Chevron Amethyst – My personal favorite, this amethyst has distinctive pale chevron banding. It is an excellent stone for cleansing and examining the aura, and for evaluating and understanding the self.

Violet-Lavender Amethyst – Has particularly high vibrations. “Flower” style crystal formations bring light and love.

Pineapple Amethyst – Amethyst cluster with small nodules at the base of the points. Connects you with mythic realms and stimulates the imagination.

Want to add amethyst to your crystal collection? Here are some choices from our online store:



Amethyst Points, $4 each in our web store




The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall

Love Is In the Earth, A Kaleidoscope of Crystals by Melody