Jul 6, 2022 | Information Cards

Amethyst is a purple variety of Quartz that has become one of the most popular and well-known crystals in the mineral kingdom. Amethyst gains its color from gamma irradiation and trace amounts of Iron. This crystal gained its name from the Greek word "Amethystos" which translates to "not intoxicated".
  • the purple variety of quartz crystal composed of silicon dioxide with traces of iron

  • is it thought to dispel negativity and create a peaceful environment

  • in ancient times, amethyst was thought to reduce the effects of too much alcohol because of its similarity in color to red wine