Banded Amethyst Metaphysic, Banded Amethyst Gemstone from Madagascar
ANDED AMETHYST - AMETHYST, CHEVRON
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. The name comes from the Ancient Greek ἀ a- ("not") and μέθυστος methustos ("intoxicated"),
a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from
drunkenness; the ancient Greeks and Romans wore amethyst and made
drinking vessels of it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.
Amethyst was used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians and was largely employed in antiquity for intaglio engraved gems.
The Greeks believed amethyst gems could prevent
intoxication, while medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as
protection in battle. The reason for this being that amethysts are
believed to heal people and keep them cool-headed. Beads of amethyst
were found in Anglo-Saxon graves in England.
A large geode, or "amethyst-grotto", from near
Santa Cruz in southern Brazil was presented at the 1902 exhibition in
Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February.
Physical properties of Banded Amethyst:
Stone Type/Family: Member of the Quartz family
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Color: Deep, grape purple with white striping and/or bands
Location: Africa, Madagascar, Brazil, and India
Fun Fact: The Chevron is also a V-shaped pattern in insignia, heraldry, flag design, road signs, architecture and construction.
Metaphysical guide of Banded Amethyst:
Cleansing, Healing, Amplifying
Primary Chakras: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological signs: All
Vibration: Number 2
Chevron Amethyst (also called "Banded Amethyst") is
a combination of Amethyst and White Quartz, mixed together in a
V-striped or banded pattern. Chevron Amethyst combines the strengthening
and enhancing qualities of Quartz with the stress relieving qualities
of Amethyst. This symbiotic combination of minerals lends itself to a
wonderfully spiritual stone, which is great for gently removing the
veils that obscure some of the hidden meanings in life.
Chevron Amethyst is one of the best stones to work
with the Third-Eye, enhancing both intuition and physical vision on all
planes of existence. Use Chevron Amethyst to help remove resistance to
change, and to dissipate and repel negativity of all kinds. Chevron
Amethyst creates a strong healing field around the user, and as such, is
a good choice to cleanse the aura and to enhance the immune system.
Crystal healers work with Chevron Amethyst for its
psychic energies and for its ability to clear and strengthen the aura.
Chevron Amethyst can amplify energies needed for manifestation and works
well in grid work. Chevron Amethyst is also said to deepen the
meditative state, enhancing the quality and frequency of visions and
inspiration from higher realms.