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By Jess L 01/29/2024

Amethyst’s history is woven with tales of royalty and mysticism. The name itself, derived from the Greek word “amethystos” meaning “not drunken,” reflects the ancient belief that wearing amethyst could protect against intoxication. Throughout history, amethyst adorned the crowns and jewelry of rulers, symbolizing power, clarity, and sobriety. The gemstone has been found in archaeological artifacts dating back to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

Origin of Amethyst

Amethyst is a popular and captivating gemstone known for its striking purple color. It is a variety of quartz, which is a mineral composed of silicon and oxygen and its purple color is due to the presence of iron impurities and irradiation during the crystal’s formation.

Amethyst is found in various geological settings, including volcanic rocks, granitic pegmatites, and hydrothermal veins. Different deposits around the world yield amethyst of varying qualities and colors. Brazil, for example, is known for producing large and deeply colored amethyst crystals, while the Ural Mountains in Russia are also historically significant sources.

Amethyst gemstone

Symbolism and Meaning

Amethyst has long been associated with spiritual and metaphysical properties. It is believed to enhance intuition, promote spiritual awareness, and provide a calming influence. As the birthstone for February, is often incorporated into birthstone jewelry. These pieces make meaningful gifts and are believed to bring good fortune and positive energy to the wearer.

In various cultures, amethyst is considered a stone of meditation and is said to aid in achieving a deeper connection with one’s inner self.

Some people use amethyst for meditation, claiming it helps in achieving a state of tranquility and focus.

Historically, amethyst has been a gemstone of choice for royal jewelry. Purple, a color associated with luxury and nobility, makes amethyst a symbol of regality and elegance.

Caring for Amethyst Jewelry

Caring for amethyst jewelry is essential to ensure its beauty and longevity. While amethyst is a relatively durable gemstone, it can still be affected by certain conditions. Here are some guidelines for proper care:

▪️ Clean your amethyst jewelry regularly to maintain its sparkle. Use a soft brush. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a soft cloth.

▪️ Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals, including household cleaners, acids, and even some cosmetics.

▪️ Store your jewelry separately from other pieces to prevent scratching. Use individual pouches, soft jewelry boxes, or lined compartments in a jewelry box.

▪️ Avoid exposing your jewelry to direct sunlight for prolonged periods, and keep it away from sources of heat, such as hot water or heating vents, as amethyst can be sensitive to high temperatures. Also, avoid sudden temperature changes. Extreme temperature changes can cause thermal shock, potentially damaging the gemstone.

For more tips on how to care for your piercing jewelry, consult our Body Jewelry Care Guide.

Amethyst’s allure lies not only in its captivating purple color but also in its rich history and cultural significance. Whether used for its metaphysical properties, ornamental purposes, or as a symbol of royalty, amethyst continues to be a cherished gemstone with widespread popularity.

Shop Amethyst Jewelry

Our collection includes everything from nose rings, belly rings and labrets, to cartilage earrings. Check out some of our favorites.

3mm Amethyst Cabochon Flat Back Stud
Pear With Tiny Diamonds Charm Accessory
Amethyst & Diamond Antiqued Cushion Cut 14k Gold Belly Ring

Pairs Well With

The amethyst can be beautiful as a stand-alone piece, but when paired with other gemstones, its benefits and attributes amplify. We suggest combining with citrine to create a vibrant blend of tranquility and positivity, garnet enhance passion and creativity, and aquamarine for clearer communication.

Genuine Citrine 14K Gold Nose Ring
Genuine Citrine 14K Gold Nose Ring
Garnet Petal 14K Gold Clicker Ring
Garnet Petal 14K Gold Clicker Ring
Aquamarine Pear Shaped Flat Back Earring
Aquamarine Pear Shaped Flat Back Earring

Jess L

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