Amethyst Properties and Meaning – Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family. Amethyst comes in many configurations such as Amethyst Clusters, Amethyst Points, Amethyst Flowers, and many more! Read more information regarding Amethyst crystal healing Properties below, complete with photo galleries and  desktop background!

Amethyst Fast Facts

Amethyst Physical Properties

Physical Makeup
Variety Of
Common Locations
Brazil, Uruguay
Colors & Variations
Light to Dark Purple
Alternative Names
Index of Refraction
Specific Gravity
2.65 constant; variable in impure varieties
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Amethyst Healing Properties and Meaning

Chakra Associations
Third Eye
Subtle Bodies
Emotional Body
Zodiac Signs
Aquarius, Pisces
Planet Association
Positions On Body
Third Eye – Forehead
Musical Note
Emotional Influence
Mentally soothing and calming
Spiritual Gifts
Visualizations, Artistic Creativity
Diseases Treated
Cancer, Head Aches
Nutrients Boosted
All Nutrients
Psychological Influence
Courage, Intuition, Memory, Clarity, Balance, Self Esteem, Quality Sleep, Will Power
Physical Body
Blood, General Strengthening

Intuitional Healing – Spiritual Trigger Words & Phrases For Amethyst

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Mentally Grounding
Self Esteem
Peaceful Deep Sleep
General Strengthening
Strong Will Power
Artistic Visualizations

Amethyst Crystal Healing Information

For what and How Does One Use it?

Amethyst crystals make powerful visualization assistants and help to manifest these visualizations into 3D reality!  When placed beside one’s head, Amethyst crystals are very good for drawing out EMF type radiation that generally gets stored in that part of the body.  It is very good for keeping our mind in a balanced and soothed state. Amethyst likes to be cleansed in water/saltwater and Earth.

Amethyst works particularly well with Rose, Clear, Smoky, and Citrine Quartz. Amethyst also combines in a natural state with Citrine, this is called Ametrine.


Amethyst is a beautiful energy that brings to mind the term, still waters run deep. There is much more to this crystal than a mere glance may suggest!

It is one of the three “default” crystals I keep in my healing kit bag, along with Clear and Rose Quartz.

Note: Some Amethyst can and does fade under direct sunlight. With this in mind, it is best to play it safe and position Amethyst crystals with care.


Amethyst Crystal Galleries and High Resolution Photo


Amethyst Properties and Meaning

Amethyst Elestial


Amethyst Properties and Meaning

Amethyst Cluster


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Amethyst Obelisk


Amethyst Crystal Point Properties and Meaning

Amethyst Polished Crystal Point

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Amethyst Quartz Cluster

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Amethyst Geode

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Amethyst Crystal Point

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Amethyst Flower Cluster

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  1. Hi!!! Good day! I am a newbie in the crystal world, still at the novice stage of  small size crystals and tumbled stones. Can I ask for some help here? 

    There are tons of sellers selling this " Raw Natural Beautiful Amethyst Skeletal Quartz Point Stone Crystal Specimen" on ebay at a very low price. Somehow… the pricing just seems alittle too low to be true…. Do you think the amethyst are legit?

    Note : There a post on this page by a lady name Polina in Nov 2018, the 2 photos she had posted sort of resembled the ebay postings. 

    Note again : I stumbled upon this site by accident and I think this is a super impressive site you had here. There are so much information!! Thank you very much for creating this site!! 

    • Hi Pan, thank you for the kind words regarding the site. We are pleased you are finding it useful. πŸ™‚
      In regards to the Amethyst, I have actually purchased some of those exact ones. While they are not what I would term as being “Skeletal” – they are for real. Unfortunately what they do though is oil the crystals, and when you clean the oil off, nearly all of them actually have a crusty white surface.

  2. Hello! I live in Italy, and just discovered your beautiful site via a FB friend who collects and sells Crystals. I love Amethyst, it is one of my favorite Crystals (I have an Aquarius Moon in my Astral Chart…) last year I knew about Chevron Amethyst on foreign Crystal pages, books and Oracles, and now they are starting to be found in Italy too, but most shops don't know it and mix with normal Amethyst. Do you have an article around? And yesterday I discovered into an holistic fair also Amethyst with Cacoxenite, I had never seen. And guess what? I found a Chevron Amethyst sample with Cacoxenite mixed to classic ones

    • Hi There, Thank You for your post. Most Chevron is mixed with Milky Quartz, so reading about the properties of that will give you some insight into the combined energies of Amethyst and Milky Quartz. And yes, some Chevron indeed does have Cacoxenite too! Please find a link to the Milky Quartz information below – Also, My apologies for my late reply, I was in the process of moving back to New Zealand from the USA.

      Milky Quartz

  3. Hi, Anthony!

    I have purchased some small amethyst crystals from eBay, and as usual- their pictures are better than the actual item…

    I am suspecting they were shot, while they were wet. They have some white stuff on them, which I have tried to scrub away with a soft toothbrush after they soaked for a little while in soapy water. Didn't help much… do you know what could it be and how can I clean it?

    Thank you ,


    • Hi Polina, What they do is cover crystals like this in oil, then they scrub the oil off with detergents before sending them your way. You can apply a light coating of petroleum jelly which will make them look more like they did in the photos, but you will need to repeat every once in a while. The coating is a light wash of calcite, and there is no practical way of removing it easily without serious acids, and even then the crystal itself may not come up shiny.
      I guess an option is to complain to the seller that they have misrepresented the stones, send them two photos, one they took and one you took of what showed up. Mention this has been a “negative” experience for you. They will sort something out with you pronto as the word “negative” will get them very twitchy that you will leave negative feedback, which petrifies them.

  4. Good morning Anthony!

    I noticed there are amethyst crystals with vivid blue color being sold on Ebay as "Fairy" amethyst or "castle amethyst".. Have you heard of this, and is it a legit occurrence in the crystal world? One never knows when something is a false marketing gimmick. Thank goodness you're here to help people know the difference!

    Hope all is well with you!


      • Anthony,

        As usual, thank you for your prompt and speedy response. I am so grateful you're here! I purchased it right away.. I'm looking for the most high vibrational crystals I can find. I was curious, do you know about Azeztulite? And if so, do you have an opinion on it? I didn't see an entry for it on your website. Also, I wrote up a rather long message on the "gem elixir" page and hope you could respond when you have time. But only if you have time! I included my email.

        Thanks so much Anthony,

        Many many light filled blessings to you! Thanks for your service by running this amazing website!


        • Hi Angela, thank you for your msg. I’m currently in the north island of new Zealand and won’t be home in the south Island until mid next week. The short answer is yes, and I cover it in one of our blog series, specifically this blog link below…

          The Trademarking of Crystals

          I hope you find it helpful. I must have missed the elixir comment sorry, my apologies I’ll have a look asap πŸ™‚

          Thank you for your kind comments regarding the site!

  5. If you’re a crystal lover, you probably know that animals love crystals too… My best friend’s dog is a border collie and we have found he absolutely adores Amethyst crystals; it would have to be his favourite! If you hide a crystal in each of your palms one being Amethyst and ask him which one is his favourite he will always go for the Amethyst. Placing Amethyst around his head and body completely relaxes him, like no other stone or crystal I’ve seen! he’ll become really mellow and often fall asleep.

  6. Amethyst is one of my top three crystals, Rose and Clear Quartz being the others with milky quartz a close 4th πŸ™‚ I love the calming soothing energy of Amethyst and have a small cluster on my mantelpiece, I’m sure she’d like a pal πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the opportunity to win πŸ™‚

  7. I’ve always loved this gemstone. When I was in high school, I was in the “rock club” and there were amazing beautiful gems. I prefer amethyst over any other gem, even diamonds–I don’t have any diamonds, but I do have a lovely pair of amethyst earrings that I wear when seeing clients for energy work. I would absolutely love to have this gorgeous piece to put in my treatment area. Since it is purple/lavender, depending on the stone, that is a spiritual color—that’s why I wear the earrings—-I clean them in the moon light once a month. Such a special gemstone. Thank you for the offer–very kind of you—whoever does receive it will need it. πŸ™‚ Blessings, Candace & Jazzy (on website—Jazzy wasn’t happy sitting on the hot rocks and then I found a small piece of cactus on her tum! Found her tied up off of the highway, beaten, cut, bruised kidney and liver, 40 lbs overweight—fed horse poop—and terrified of everyone and everything. I trained dogs obedience, then K-9 and search and rescue and she was THE most difficult due to her fear. After the 2nd try, she passed her Service Dog Test and she mirrors clients for me. After hand surgery I had to end my 40 yr career in physical therapy—–training her, helped me, I know I was supposed to find her—of all the dogs I’ve trained over the years–she has the most special spirit—I am so blessed to have her in my life and also for the clients—they call her an Angel, and she always guards the guest bathroom door while a client is in there—if she is worried about someone’s energy, she lays under the treatment table. She is such a gift to all she meets. Candace

  8. WOW this is great it’s so refreshing to see and read discussions about crystals, and even better one of my favourites Amethyst, an immensely spiritual and purifying Crystal. I find Amethyst to be very uplifting yet calming, it very quickly raises the size of your bio magnetic field and heightens your vibration and consciousness, and it really is amazing for meditation. One of my favourite things which I learnt from you Anthony is to place the sides of your head next to an Amethyst geode to clear away built up radiation the body holds from phones, computers and other forms of EMF.
    I remember reading about crystal auras and the many layers and complicated patterns that can be used for healing, it said that the Amethyst has a golden aura and emits golden rays. Have you heard or had any experience with this?

    • Thank you Anthony and Charlotte I like your response.
      Oh what a wonderful Amethyst with Goethite inclusions its beautiful.
      Thanks for sharing so much excellent information.

    • Hi Emile!
      Thank You for sharing your experiences!!!
      In reply to your question, I personally have not seen the golden ray being emitted by native Amethyst. That is not to say it does not!
      Charlotte mentions it could be the vibrational energy of the gold ray creating the purple color.

      I have seen the golden ray being emitted by Amethyst crystals with Goethite inclusions! (See Photo)

      [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"]Golden Goethite Inclusions in Amethyst Golden Goethite Inclusions in Amethyst[/caption]

  9. Does the depth of color of amethyst determine the quality? Which is preferred, darker or lighter color?

    • From a physical mainstream perspective, dark transparent Amethyst is considered of a higher quality and is sought after by those that would use it for jewelery.
      From an energy perspective, I feel it comes down to what the individual is attracted too/needs at that time. Some of the most powerful energetic Amethyst energy that I personally have experienced is very lustrous Amethyst of a lighter shade.

      Sometimes I have found it is easy to miss out on an incredible energy that I may of otherwise enjoyed had I not payed so much attention to what was deemed by others to be superior. For me especially, that was true of Clear vs Milky Quartz. Initially I sought out clear quartz going on what I was perceiving to be most desirable from what I was reading at the time. After a while I then I opened up to Milky Quartz and, well…..WOW WEEE!!!! πŸ˜€

  10. I love amethysts. They are the tone for my zodiac sign. I truly believe they help me to create my art. I would I’ve another cluster of amethyst.

  11. Michelle Sciacca

    What about amethyst that has been heated. I know that I’m careful to not buy crystals such as amethyst that are heated to be more purple. What tips do you have for us to look for to discern if amethyst has been cooked or not. Namaste <3

    • I have not heard of Amethyst that has been heat treated to make it darker, only to turn it that golden color that they then sell as Citrine. Some unscrupulous suppliers are dyeing Amethyst to make it darker, however this is very easy to see as the dye seeps into the matrix. So if it is dark purple right down to where the matrix starts, and beyond – ring the alarm bells!
      Just in case they have found a way to heat treat Amethyst to a darker color, I guess a similar test could be done as what one does to check for irradiated Smoky. That is to get a torch out and shine it on the cluster. If the light illuminates or at least partially lights up the crystals, all is good. If no light penetrates at all, then treat with a moderate amount of suspicion!
      Namaste πŸ™‚

  12. Dr. Schavi M. Ali, Ph.D.


    The lovely purple of Amethyst crystal being a seventh chakra gemstone would seemingly assist in the alignment of the pineal and pituitary glands with the current transformational process of humanity from being carbon-based to crystalline. This, in turn, would elevate consciousness and increase intuitive awareness. Can you comment on this? Does this seem to be a likely spiritual scenario as time progresses on our planet?

    • NAMASTE!
      First of all, I’m so glad you have commented as my reply to the email you sent me a week ago about article submission has been returned undelivered. Please do submit your articles as attachments to either or

      To your comment now πŸ™‚
      Yes, for sure Amethyst does already have that energy to help humankind on the journey from carbon to crystalline based entities. What is really exciting is, as we become more evolved – new energies that are arriving will continue to come down to the planet. These energies are assisting us in assimilating and utilizing Amethyst (among other crystals) energies. Kind of like an interface between our current carbon based form, helping to bridge us to the crystalline forms we will become.

  13. Hello! Amethysts are good for protection among other things, and I have often wondered if the size of the crystal matters. Will a smaller Amethyst have as much protective power than a larger one, or does it depend more on on the person’s intention for protection? Or some combination of both? Thank you! Love your site and crystals πŸ™‚

    • Hi Karin, Thank You for your comment and question. My feeling is it is a bit of both! Smaller pieces are certainly easier to carry around in your pocket and afford you personal protection wherever you may go with it. Should you find yourself in a large space that requires protection, then you have the ability to amplify and expand the smaller crystals energy using conscious intent. You need only do that once and the Amethyst will hold the program for as long as you are in that space. If course once you leave that space that energy will dissipate somewhat. For a more permanent solution in a larger space such as a house or work environment, I feel a larger Amethyst Crystal/Cluster would be the way to go.
      Personally I try to be careful with intention when it comes to protection. For areas where physical protection is needed such as electromagnetic fields and so on, then I’m all for it. However if it is for a more psychic or spiritual protection, then I look within myself to see if it is a fear driven “blanket/cover all need”, if so I drop the notion from my being as I feel I would in fact be broadcasting and attracting the very thing I am afraid of! If it is a situation that is a very real and immediate threat, then for sure I proceed with the protection right away!

      Does anyone else has an experience in this area? The floor is now yours!

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