Amethyst is the rarest form of quartz. It has for long believed to be one the most phenomenal gemstones on its looks, along with its powers. It is commonly believed to be originating from the Greek mythology and soon got spread and accepted throughout the world. The primary colour of the stone ranges from light pink and slowly moves on to dark purple. It is also often accepted in its red and blue forms. Synthetic amethyst can also be produced artificially with the help of gammy rays, x rays or electronic beam irradiation.
Benefits and Effects
Amethyst is the birthstone for those who are born between 18th February and 20th March, since 1912. The rare quartz stone has a myriad of benefits, originating mostly due to its magnetic field producing capabilities which successfully interacts with your body magnetic field do help solve issues.
It helps in your cell growth abilities that help you fight cuts and wounds to an appreciable extent. This extends into helping the power of your white blood cells. The stone radiation allows yourThe stone helps in your body fluids flow. This includes helping the flow of those fluids that help your body metabolism and also helping in your blood flow. The increased blood flow helps relieve stress and regulates your breathing pattern. The improved blood circulation helps in several other things including a good night sleep. The blood flow relaxes your brain, relaxes your muscles, helping you get a good sleep.
It also has some anti-oxidant properties that help you be and feel younger. This in turn also makes you feel happier. Because of mental blood flow, this stress is further released. Thus the radiation helps people fight emotional barriers that develop with age.
Additionally, through its negative ion effect, it helps to cleanse the body by removing toxic materials from our system. This also helps in better, cleaner and thus healthier respiration, stimulating better blood flow. It also helps to remove various aerosols and also to get rid of aerosol from our body just like removal from air.
Availability and Substitutes
The best varieties of amethyst can be found in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Brazil. It has been used for several years by Egyptians in their antiquity products. Before its discovery in Brazil, the gemstone was considered to be of an equivalent value to diamond, sapphire and ruby, around the 18th Century.
Amethyst is itself is a substitute for blue sapphire as they both represent Saturn. Hence it can be substituted by Blue Topaz and Lolite.
Price and Quality
The stone represents Saturn. It is highly suitable for those who are involved in anything black, or those who use tools for their work: coal merchants, oil merchants, lawyers or surgeons, mechanics and engineers. The quality of an amethyst upon its cut, colour and clarity. The better the clarity and the more purplish its hue, the better is the Amethyst stone.
It goes best with silver metal and is preferably to be worn in your middle finger. The price varies from Rs. 100 to Rs. 500 per carat.