Amethyst Rock: History & Meaning

Information About Amethyst

I dare you to take a second out of your busy day to think of something that is breathtaking, enchanting and stunning; you will most likely think of a place before you think of a tangible material.

Here at Rockology, the first thing that comes to mind is the Amethyst rock.

Most that know of Amethyst, which is the mass majority of people, associate it with the February birth stone. But the Amethyst meaning goes deeper than that, which we will uncover in a second.

While Amethyst rock isn’t as rare as it once was (as some points in history it was considered as valuable as a diamond,) it is still considered a precious stone in our modern age. In fact, it happens to be the most prestigious and sought after form of the Quartz mineral.

We hand select Amethyst from some of the most exotic and rare locations on earth, in all of its forms – whether that be bowling ball sized geodes or formations taller than the average ceiling. Brazil & Uruguay are our preferred hot spots for this beauty of a rock, but Amethyst can be found in many countries around the earth, from Russia to as far as South Africa. It is often found in mineral forms such as:

  1. Volcanic rock
  2. Metamorphic
  3. Igneous

Many who obtain Amethyst put the rock through a heat tempered process which extracts and enhances its inner most stoic qualities — we do not! Amethyst rock can come in shades from soft pink to deep purples and even certain shades of blue. Because much of the Amethyst color characteristic derives from its exposure to earths elements, owners of this precious rock need to protect it from direct sunlight exposure.

The ultraviolet rays can easily distort and even fade the natural color of the rock – devaluing the rock.

Amethyst Meaning

Not everyone is superstitious, but there is plenty of meaning that is believed to be possessed by the Amethyst rock. The most common mean sprouts from the name Amethyst itself.

It is believed that the possessor of the Amethyst rock is protected from the unfortunate side effects of intoxication. The word “a-methy-stos” means “one that doesn’t get drunk,” in its original Greek meaning.

This designated February birthstone is known for its power, wisdom, protection and healing. Here are a few of the main benefits of owning one of these enchanting rocks:

  • Positively affects and even heals issues with heart & lungs
  • Protects possessor from fear, guilt, deception and witchcraft
  • When put under pillow, it can cure Insomnia
  • Provides relief from headaches

The true beauty lies in the eye of the beholder as it is said. The value and meaning can vary from owner to owner, yet the Amethyst stone is still one of the most stunning minerals on Earth


If you’d like to learn more about the Amethyst rock, the Amethyst meaning, or about other must-have rocks for collectors, be sure to download our free Rocks 101 eBook.


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