What is the Significance of the purple colored stone amethyst.
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A variety of quartz
Amethyst crystal is a variety of quartz with a value of 7 hardness on the Mohs scale. The stone is violet to purple in color. It is thought of as a protective stone. It is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing you of negative thoughts. Amethyst is the birthstone for February.
Many use Amethyst to decorate the home. To meditate with Amethyst, go into a room with soft lighting and a calm atmosphere.
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Placing Amethyst in the bathroom is a way of clensing axiety, while taking a soothing bath.
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The Ancient Greeks
It is said that ancient Greeks thought of this stone as a sign of royalty. It was also believed, by ancient Greeks to inhibit intoxication, when worn.The stones color purple was a sign of allegiance to Christ. High priests wore the purple stone in their crosses, crowns, and scepters. The stone can be found in Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, and the United States.
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