Amethyst is part of the Quartz group and was originally discovered in Brazil, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, North Africa, and Russia. Amethyst stems from the Greek word "ametusthos" meaning not intoxicated. Sobriety was originally considered spiritual. Churches felt they needed to be clear headed to oversee the diocese. Kissing the Amethyst ring of a Priest kept them from becoming mystically intoxicated. Ancient Philosopher Pliny the Elder that Amethyst with a moon and sun engraving protected people from poisons. Amethyst is connected to the Tarot card Temperance meaning balance. The Philosopher Ovid said that Amethyst was a Nymph pursued by Bacchus. Wanting to escape him she sought help fom Goddess Diana, who came to her rescue by transforming her into a beautiful crystal stone. Bacchus was furious and threw his wine upon the stone changing it into its beautiful purple hue. This stone is often used as a talisman and is instrumental for meditation, enhances ones creativity, is considered the couples stone, remains a symbol of spiritual purity, it is transendent, establishes carnal union, soothes migraines, calms neurotic conditions, helps with insomnia, aids intoxication, curbs alcoholism, cures sexual problems, soothes, calms, and still remains the stone of diplomats according to metaphysicists. This stone corresponds well with the zodiac signs Pisces (water, symbol of Christ, harmony), Virgo (purity), Aries (strength), and Sagittarius/Capricorn (enhanced intuition). Each stone will come packaged with care containing a description card along with a special thank you exclusively from us to show our appreciation to each of you for placing your spiritual gem needs in our hands.
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