Amethyst crystal close up

All About Amethyst

Amethyst is a popular crystal amongst crystal users or those who know about crystals. Its purple colour can be mostly recognised anywhere, but what is there to know about the crystal Amethyst?

Where is it from?

Amethyst can be found in multiple countries such as Uruguay and Zambia, but the most common country that sources Amethyst is Brazil. The highest quality Amethyst has a purple colour of 75-80%, which is what makes Brazil the ideal source of the crystal. Some countries like Uruguay are known to have richer and darker purples compared to other countries.


Amethyst is most commonly linked to the Crown Chakra, which is located just above the crown of the head. It is considered the centre of a person's spirit, and links to wisdom, enlightenment and higher guidance. Amethyst tends to help in emotional or head based issues such as headaches. It is commonly used to open the crown chakra.

Amethyst crystal being held

Spiritual Benefits

Amethyst is believed to have multiple spiritual benefits. It is believed to relieve headaches and body strains. This crystal has been said to open up and enhance psychic abilities and intuition, and is often linked with dreams. Amethyst can be used to relieve stress, balance out emotions and ease negativity on any level. There are so many spiritual benefits linked with Amethyst so it is understandable it is a popular crystal to have and use!


Amethyst is known to be the birthstone for those born in the month of February. It is linked to empowerment, strength and love. There is no proof behind why Amethyst is February’s crystal, but many speculate that this is due to St. Valentine who was said to have worn an Amethyst ring carved into a Cupid image.

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