Country of Origin - Sri Lanka
The origin of this gemstone, according to the ancient Greeks, was the nymph named Amethystos. She refused the attentions of Dionysus, the god of wine and intoxication. As he pursued her, she prayed for protection and to preserve her chastity. The virgin goddess Artemis answered her call for help, transforming the nymph into a white or clear stone. The story ends with Dionysus pouring his wine over the stone--either accidentally or deliberately--dyeing the crystal purple.
Amethyst is a naturally-occurring macrocrystalline (meaning large crystal formations) variety of quartz that usually grows on the inside of agate geodes. Geodes containing amethyst crystals are formed when clay, silt, sand or gravel are deposited and compacted by running water. While the crystals themselves may grow to be several inches, the geodes containing the amethyst crystals often reach several feet in height. Some of the largest amethyst geodes have been found in Brazil. Other locations where amethyst is mined include Sri Lanka, India, Uruguay, Madagascar, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Africa, Russia and the United States.
This majestic gemstone gets its color from the presence of manganese and/or iron. Amethyst can also appear reddish-purple or yellow-purple depending on the combination of minerals present in the clear quartz. Were amethyst less abundant, it would be even more highly-prized--and expensive!
Because of the myth of its origins, this stone has been believed to prevent drunkenness and have the power to quell a range of other physical appetites and indulgences. This sobering effect is also believed to clarify mental acuity, improving the decision-making ability of those who wear it. This made it a popular choice for giving to young men--helping them avoid temptation and keeping them clear-minded when using weapons.
Leonardo Da Vinci once wrote that amethyst holds the power to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken one's intelligence. Healers have been using amethyst to increase their psychic abilities and intuition for centuries. Cross-culturally, this popular gemstone was used as a symbol of peace and unification. It is also thought to evoke feelings of serenity and calmness in those who wear it.
Amethyst is often used during meditation to provide an overall sense of spiritual balance. Some naturopaths will use amethyst to help treat insomnia and sugar imbalances, and to relieve headaches.
Dream Amethyst Tower
Chevron Amethyst, also known as Dog Tooth Amethyst, is the name given to naturally occurring Amethyst and White Quartz in a banded or “V” pattern. This variety of Amethyst is found in the form of masses with the only known localities in the countries India, Russia, and Brazil.
As well as sharing the same energies and vibrations of normal Amethyst, Chevron Amethyst is far stronger and more powerful when working with our higher chakras. This variety of Amethyst specifically focus on the third eye and crown chakras, activating and linking the two together. This important channel is useful when attuning and aligning yourself with higher energies and frequencies. Meditating with this stone will increase the vividness and clarity of ones dreams and the imagery within. As the third eye sees these images, ones brain will be able to better understand what it means and the connection it has to your current life.
This stone is here to help connect you to your higher self and work towards establishing a permanent connection between this ever so important being. Our “higher self” is the truest and most pure form of who we are. By connecting with this side of you, you will naturally be guided on a life path that suits you. Our higher self pushes us to be the person that we truly want to, not a cookie cutter mold we’re told to fit into. We recommend working with this stone as frequently as possible, as well as placing it directly on your third eye to help activate it instantly.
When working with Chevron Amethyst, it's important to work with other higher frequency stones to strengthen your connection with higher realms. Some stones we suggest adding to your meditation routine are , Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Phenacite, Scolecite, and Tanzanite. Each of these stones by themselves are incredibly strong and vibrate at a high frequency.