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All About Amethyst

All About Amethyst



Amethyst: What Is It?

In various shades of purple, amethyst is a form of quartz. It comes in many shapes and sizes and shades, making it extremely desirable for collectors and jewellery wearers.

Amethyst is February's birthstone, but is worn by many for it's broad range of depth of colour: from pale pastel lilacs to intense, rich purple. It's no wonder it's the most popular purple crystal in the world!

Where does it come from?

Amethyst is widely found all ove the world, but there are significant deposits in Brazil. Amethyst is formed on volcanic rock. 


Amethyst is graded on its depth of colour with AAA grade being deepest purple and B grade being light purple. We love a range of shades here at Willow Rose Designs and have a variety of amethyst grades available !


If amethyst was a person, it would be the slightly maternal best friend who always has an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on. She makes the best cuppas and makes you feel better just to be around! 
Here are some notable properties of amethyst:
  • It is deeply calming, with its soothing purple hue bringing tranquility and relaxation to your mind 
  • It clears your mind to make way for new ideas and creativity. Consider it a brain declutter!
  • If you're grieving, it brings gentle comfort as you go through the process of coping with loss 
  • If you're feeling stressed and anxious, it can help to soothe your fears and relax you 

In all, wearing amethyst can help to keep you grounded, calm and focused when you need it. Its soothing purple colour and gentle properties make it a great everyday crystal for your home or your person. We love having amethyst nearby to touch with our fingertips to remind us to be calm. 


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