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AMETHYST - The violet, purple to almost pink, that ancient name is
derived from the Greek amethystos, meaning not
drunken, as it was believed to protect those who wore
it from drunkenness.
The Greeks used it constantly
to protect themselves from overindulgence with food
and drink, as well as helps with spiritual awareness,
dreaming, dispels nightmares, and protection.
The distribution of the color, in striking patches and
bands, is characteristic. When the stones contain
inclusions, a series of discontinuous, wavy parallel
lines, visible with a lens, indicates that they are
Amethyst is a spiritual color and a transmitter of all
energies. It helps repel negativity and provides some
protection. It also breaks up old emotional thought
processes and assists psychic opening in a grounding
manner. Amethyst is the color of peace and
alleviates mental stress.