Amethyst is a purple variation of quartz crystal. Chevron and Dog Tooth Amethyst are variations of Amethyst with more neutral and white inclusions. In jewelry design, Amethyst coordinates with silver, gold, and even rose gold metals. Grey gemstones, including Labradorite, Smoky Quartz, and Hematite, look lovely with Amethyst. White and black stones like Moonstone, Clear Quartz, and Black Tourmaline are also great choices.
The name Amethyst originates from the ancient Greek word “amethystos” which translates to “sobriety” in English. In Ancient Greece, this stone was used for balancing and calming. These healing properties are still used today. Metaphysically, Amethyst symbolizes wisdom, deeper spiritual awareness, and inner peace. This stone is commonly used in mindfulness practices or meditation since many people believe Amethyst contains calming benefits.